Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School-Shooting Victims-Obituary

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting Victims

Obituary

Seventeen people are dead, including at least 14 students, after a gunman opened fire Wed., Feb. 14, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, according to the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel.

“It’s a day that you pray every day when you get up that you will never have to see,” Broward County Public Schools superintendent Robert Runcie told WSVN Channel 7. “I ask the community for prayers and their support for the children and their families.”

Profiles of the victims have been published at the Sun-Sentinel and the Miami Herald. They are:

Alyssa Alhadeff, a 15-year-old freshman
Scott Beigel, a geography teacher
Martin Duque, a 14-year-old freshman
Nicholas Dworet, a 17-year-old senior swim team captain
Aaron Feis, an assistant football coach
Jaime Guttenberg, a 14-year-old dancer
Chris Hixon, the school's athletic director
Luke Hoyer, a 15-year-old student
Cara Loughran, a 14-year-old student
Gina Montalto, a 14-year-old freshman member of the school's winter guard team
Joaquin Oliver, a 17-year-old student
Alaina Petty, a 14-year-old JROTC student
Meadow Pollack, an 18-year-old senior
Helena Ramsey, a 17-year-old senior
Alex Schachter, a 14-year-old freshman trombone player
Carmen Schentrup, a 16-year-old National Merit Scholar semifinalist
Peter Wang, 15-year-old ROTC member

People around the nation voiced their grief and condolences.

"It’s sad that these tragedies happen in our country," said Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky. "We have many, many parents out here."

“As a former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,” tweeted Philadelphia Flyers hockey player Shayne Gostisbehere, “I am extremely saddened by the horrific news from yesterday and with a heavy heart, my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected.”

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, also a Stoneman Douglas alum, tweeted: “I hope in this darkest of times back home… we can find love. You’re all in my prayers.”

President Donald Trump addressed the nation’s children from the White House Thursday: “If you need help, turn to a teacher, a family member, a local police officer or a faith leader. Answer hate with love. Answer cruelty with kindness.”

We invite you to share condolences for the victims in our Guest Book.



Additional coverage from the Sun-Sentinel:

Religious services, vigils for Stoneman Douglas students, parents, staff

Emotional Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo: 'I grew up in Stoneman Douglas'

Full coverage of the Stoneman Douglas Shooting



Additional coverage from the Miami Herald:

The victims of the Douglas High mass shooting

Stoneman Douglas football coach ‘died a hero’ protecting students during shooting

Latest on the Parkland School Shooting: A community mourns; calls for mental health funding



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Guest Book

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Sincere sincere condolences for the 17 lost as well as the injured. Hearts are with you & your families. You have made an impact on the world. Positive thoughts are with each & every one of you. Peace.

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived, and look toward a future with your loved one again.

Even though weeks have passed since the loss of your loved one, please know that we still remember you in our prayers. Know that you are or your loved one is not forgotten.

Rest in Peace, dear angels.

I actually work at a school and as a parent of children in school my heart goes out to the families. Please take comfort in the God of all tender mercies 1Peter 1:3.

My heart is so heavy for everyone that loss a loved one at MSD. I just want you all to know that the community feels your pain. You are not alone. My children and I send our most deepest and sincerest condolences and we pray daily for God to comfort you all during this difficult time of bereavement.

I pray with parent sister brothers son daughters and every member loss a Beatifull and smart kids God give comforts and peace in this difficult time

We're very sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort sustain you in these difficult times. (Psalm 38:8,9,15)