News Update!!: Parkland, FL: Remembering the Victims of the Deadly Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

News Update!!: Parkland, FL: Remembering the Victims of the Deadly Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office have released the identities of the 17 people killed in the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that occurred on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018.

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  • Alyssa Alhadeff
  • 14 Years Old
  • Student

According to her mother Lori, Alyssa Alhadeff wanted to become a lawyer as well as a professional soccer player.

Lori attended a vigil for victims on Thursday.

Alyssa Alhadeff was a member of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Parkland Soccer Club, who honored her in a Facebook post writing, “Alyssa Alhadeff was a loved and well respected member of our club and community. Alyssa will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and all the other victims of this tragic event.”

 

  • Alaina Petty
  • 14 Years Old
  • Student

According to a statement made by her family via the Latter-day Saints Living publication, Alaina Petty was extremely devoted to her local community.

It is important to sum up all that Alaina was and meant to her family and friends. Alaina was a vibrant and determined young woman, loved by all who knew her. Alaina loved to serve,” statement read.

 

  • Alexander Schachter
  • 14 Years Old
  • Student

Alexander Schachter played the trombone and baritone as a member of Douglas’ marching band.

Alexander Schachter ’s family stated on a GoFundMe page that “He was a sweetheart of a kid!” and “survived by his heartbroken parents, three siblings, grandparents and countless cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.”

 

  • Cara Loughran
  • 14 Years Old
  • Student

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Cara Loughran was a beach-lover and dancer.

On Thursday, Her aunt, Lindsay Fontana, wrote in a Facebook post, “This morning, I had to tell my 8-year-old daughters that their sweet cousin Cara was killed in the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School yesterday. We are absolutely gutted. While your thoughts are appreciated, I beg you to DO SOMETHING. This should not have happened to our niece Cara and it can not happen to other people’s families.”

According to The Baltimore Sun, Cara Loughran’s death was also felt by Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins, who received Irish dance training at the Drake School in Florida.

Cara Loughran was one of three dancers at the school who also attended Douglas.

 

  • Gina Montalto
  • 14 Years Old
  • Student

Gina Montalto is described by family and friends as a hardworking student with a keen sense of humor who would melted each heart with an infectious smile that light up a room.

Her family said in a statement, “She was a kind spirit, always eager to lend a helping hand. Gina will be missed not only by her family, but by everyone whose life she touched.”

According to the Sun-Sentinel, Gina Montalto was also a member of Douglas’ winter guard on the school’s state-champion marching band, which was scheduled to perform at a regional competition in Tampa on Saturday.

The winter guard’s instructor, Manuel Miranda, wrote a Facebook post about Gina Montalto on Wednesday, “My heart is broken into pieces. I will forever remember you my sweet angel.”

 

  • Jaime Guttenberg
  • 14 Years Old
  • Student

Jaime Guttenberg was a dancer who was described as the “life of the party” during a statement made by her father, Fred, at a candlelight vigil on Thursday.

My heart is broken. Yesterday, Jennifer Bloom Guttenberg and I lost our baby girl to a violent shooting at her school. We lost our daughter and my son Jesse Guttenberg lost his sister. I am broken as I write this trying to figure out how my family get’s through this,” her father Fred wrote in a Facebook post that was also made on Thursday.

Guttenberg’s Facebook page has been made into a memorialized account and features photos of her posing with friends and family.

 

  • Martin Duque Anguiano
  • 14 Years Old
  • Student

Martin Duque Anguiano is described by family and friends as a very funny kid, outgoing and sometimes really quiet.

His older brother, Miguel, paid tribute to his brother on Instagram, stating, “Words can not describe my pain. I love brother Martin you’ll be missed buddy. I know you’re in a better place. Duques forever man I love you junior!!! R.I.P Martin Duque!

 

  • Luke Hoyer
  • 15 Years Old
  • Student

Luke Hoyer was described by family and friends as a good kid who never got in trouble.

His uncle, Toni Brownlee, posted about his death on Facebook writing, “This has devastated our family and we’re all in shock and disbelief. Our hearts are broken. Luke was a beautiful human being and greatly loved.”

 

  • Peter Wang
  • 15 Years Old
  • Student

Peter Wang was a member of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (J.R.O.T.C.) program at Douglas.

His cousin, Aaron Chen, told the Miami Herald that Peter Wang was last seen wearing his uniform and holding the door open so that people could escape.

Peter Wang had planned on celebrating the Chinese New Year with his family.

Peter Wang’s friend, Gabriel Ammirata, also told the Miami Herald that he “funny, nice and a great friend. He’s been my best friend since third grade.”

 

  • Carmen Schentrup
  • 16 Years Old
  • Student

According to The Eagle Eye, the school’s student-run news magazine, Carmen Schentrup was named one of 53 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists in the county in September 2017.

Carmen Schentrup was one of 10 Douglas students to qualify as a semifinalist.

Carmen Schentrup was also a piano student who had performed on Saturday at Broward College for the South Florida Music Teachers Association Spring Festival.

 

  • Helena Ramsay
  • 17 Years Old
  • Student

Her relative, Curtis Page Jr., posted on Facebook that Helena Ramsay was “a smart, kind hearted, and thoughtful person. She was deeply loved and loved others even more so. Though she was some what reserved, she had a relentless motivation towards her academic studies, and her soft warm demeanor brought the best out in all who knew her. She was so brilliant and witty, and I’m still wrestling with the idea that she is actually gone.”

Curtis Page Jr. also noted that Helena Ramsay was planning on going to college next year.

 

  • Joaquin Oliver
  • 17 Years Old
  • Student

According to the Sun-Sentinel, Joaquin Oliver was a hip hop and sports lover who became a naturalized American citizen in January 2017, after moving to the United States from Venezuela at the age of 3 years old.

Tyra Hemans, who has been friends with Oliver since freshman year, said, “He’s just a goofball. He’s the only kid you’d know that would dye his hair bleach-blond, walk around school, put some tiger stripes in and just be unique. He was a unique soul.

 

  • Nicholas Dworet
  • 17 Years Old
  • Student

Nicholas Dworet was a swimmer at the school who had committed to competing at the college level at the University of Indianapolis at the beginning of February.

Nicholas Dworet was named by the Sun-Sentinel a second-team All-County swimmer in Broward County for his 100-yard freestyle time.

His brother, Alexander, was grazed by a bullet in the back of his head.

In a statement made on Friday, Nicholas’ family said that Nicholas Dworet, “dreamed of making the Olympic swim team and going to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo” and that “he believed he could accomplish anything as long as he tried his best.”

 

  • Meadow Pollack
  • 18 Years Old
  • Student

Family of Meadow Pollack said she was the youngest member of her family and enjoyed spending time with her family.

 

  • Scott Beigel
  • 35 Years Old
  • Geography Teacher and Cross Country Coach

Scott Beigel was among of 7 adults at the school who died while protecting students from streams of gunfire.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, Scott Beigel was shot and killed when he unlocked his classroom door in order to allow students to take refuge from the gunman.

Scott Beigel was mortally wounded while trying to re-lock the door.

 

  • Aaron Feis
  • 37 Years Old
  • Assistant Football Coach and Security Guard

Aaron Feis died while using his body to shield students from bullets as the gunman opened fire.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, a personal friend of Feis’, noted that the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alum and former football player was a beloved protector of those in the community.

When Aaron Feis died — when he was killed, tragically, inhumanely — he did it protecting others, you can guarantee that, cause that’s who Aaron Feis was,. The kids in this community loved him, they adored him. He was one of the greatest people I knew, he was a phenomenal man,” said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.

 

  • Christopher Hixon
  • 49 Years Old
  • Athetic Director, Wrestling Coach and Security Specialist

Christopher Hixon came from a family with an extensive background in the military and served in the U.S. Navy.

Christopher Hixon was a huge influence on the school’s wrestling team and was killed while patrolling the school’s campus as part of his job as security specialist.

Douglas wrestler Karlos Valentin described the impact that Hixon has on his wrestlers in a statement made to the Sun-Sentinel.

Coach Hixon, for me, was a father figure. We were pretty much with him six days a week – three-to-four-to-five hours. His loss was just terrible,” said Valentin, a senior heavyweight, in a statement made to the Sun-Sentinel.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victim in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. **

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