Victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

Victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. (Daily Mail)

Family members, friends, and community members all mourn the loss of the 17 lives claimed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.


Jaime Guttenberg was a student at the school. Her father, Fred, a real estate agent in Parkland, posted a message about her and their family on Facebook.

“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 gets through this. We appreciate all of the calls and messages and we apologize for not reacting to everyone individually. Jen and I will be figuring things out today and so we ask that you respect out privacy. We will be getting messages out later regarding visitation. Hugs to all and hold your children tight.”


Danny Vogel, a neighbor of Cara Loughran shared a post on Facebook that she was one of the victims.

“It is with a heavy heart and much regret that I write these words,” said Vogel in the message. “Our next-door neighbor’s daughter was one of the lives taken too soon by a senseless act of violence at Stoneman Douglas High School. RIP Cara, and fly with the angels. You will be greatly missed, and we will always love you and celebrate your beautiful life.”


Marjory Stoneman Douglas athletic director and wrestling coach Chris Hixon, 49, was among those shot and killed on Wednesday at the Parkland high school.

According to our media partners at the Sun Sentinel, Douglas football coach Willis May said Hixon was confirmed dead Thursday morning “a little after” assistant football coach Aaron Feis died around midnight.

“Chris is such a great guy,” said Coral Springs High School athletic director Dan Jacob, who is also the school’s wrestling coach, like Hixon was for Douglas. “Chris is probably the nicest guy I have ever met. He would give you the shirt off his back. He does so much. That is terrible that it would happen to anybody. It is so senseless. I am crushed. … I am totally crushed.”


Aaron Feis worked at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as an assistant football coach. According to the Sun Sentinel, Feis responded to the original call on the school’s security radio walkie-talkies. Someone asked on the radio if the loud sounds heard were firecrackers, according to Douglas football coach Willis May.

“I heard Aaron say, ‘No, that is not firecrackers.’ That’s the last I heard of him,” May said.

Across social media Feis is named a hero, as students say he was shot while helping them.

“It is with great sadness that our Football Family has learned about the death of Aaron Feis,” the Douglas football team posted to Twitter Thursday morning. “He was our Assistant Football Coach and security guard. He selflessly shielded students from the shooter when he was shot. He died a hero and he will forever be in our hearts and memories.”


Alyssa Alhadeff, 15, was a student athlete at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

According to Sun Sentinel, her mother, Lori Alhadeff, took to Facebook to remember her daughter: “My daughter Alyssa was killed today by a horrific act of violence. I just sent her to school and she was shot and killed. Alyssa was a talented soccer player, so smart, an amazing personality, incredible creative writer, and all she had to offer the world was love. She believed in people for being so honest. A knife is stabbed in my heart. I wish I could [have] taken those bullets for you. I will always love you and your memory will live on forever. Please kiss your children, tell them you love them, stand by them no matter what they want to be. To Alyssa’s Friends honor Alyssa by doing something fabulous in your life. Don’t ever give up and inspire for greatness. Live for Alyssa! Be her voice and breathe for her. Alyssa loved you all forever!"

Parkland Travel Soccer posted on their Facebook: "It is with great sadness that one of our beloved Parkland Soccer Club players was one of the victims of the shooting yesterday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. 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. Please see the following note from her family and help us honor Alyssa. To Alyssa’s Friends honor Alyssa by doing something fabulous in your life. Don’t ever give up and inspire for greatness. Live for Alyssa! Be her voice and breathe for her. Alyssa loved you all forever!"


Scott Beigel was a geography teacher and the school’s cross country coach.

During the shooting, Kelsey Friend, a student, told CNN Beigel unlocked his classroom to let a group of students in to hide from the shooter. He was killed as he tried to lock the door.

“He was my hero and he will forever be my hero,” Friend said. “I’ll never forget the actions he took for me.”


Gina Montalto, 14, was a member of the winter guard on the school’s state-champion marching band. “will be missed by our family for all eternity” her mother, Jennifer, wrote in a Facebook post Thursday.

According to the Sun Sentinel her mother, Jennifer Montalto wrote on Facebook: “Our beautiful daughter, Gina Rose, was taken from us during the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,” she wrote. “She was a smart, loving, caring, and strong girl who brightened any room she entered.”


Nicholas Dworet was a senior at Douglas and on the school's swim team.

Dworet signed last week to University of Indianapolis.

On CNN, Stoneman Douglas student Connor Dietrich talked about friends who had died, including Nick. Dietrich said, “He didn’t deserve this.”


Peter Wang, 15, was a freshman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and a member of the ROTC program.

Jesse Pan, a Parkland real estate agent, said he is a neighbor of Wang, and shared news of the loss in a Facebook post.

Pan posted “Rest In Peace Peter!”, and posted photos of the teen at Disney World, and dressed in an ROTC uniform.


Martin Duque, 14, was a freshman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who died in Wednesday’s shooting.

According to the Sun Sentinel, Martin's older brother Miguel, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas graduate, posted a picture to his Instagram account: “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!”

Miguel created a gofundme account for his brother, and wrote:

“Martin Duque passed away on 02/14/18 at the Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting. He was a very funny kid, outgoing and sometimes really quiet. He was sweet and caring and loved by all his family. Most of all he was my baby brother. My family and I have no words to describe the event that’s has happened on this date, all my prayers to the lost ones. My family and I will appreciate anything that we can get helped with. R.I.P Martin Duque."


Luke Hoyer,15, was killed during the school shooting.

The Sun Sentinel says Hoyer's uncle, Toni Brownlee, posted on Facebook: “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.”


Carmen Schentrup, 16, was a National Merit Scholar semifinalist before becoming a victim of the Florida school shooting in Parkland on Wednesday.

The Sun Sentinel reports Schentrup was one of 10 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas to qualify as semifinalists for 2018, according to a post on The Eagle Eye, a student blog.


Meadow Pollack, 18, was confirmed dead Thursday by her family, following the Florida school shooting in Parkland.

Her friends, and family took to social meadia on Wednesday when they could not get in contact with her.

Pollack was set to graduate in June, and atten Lynn University in Boca Raton.


Alex Schachter was a freshman trombone and baritone player at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Lisa Jackson Nesmith, the mother of a friend of Schachter took to Facebook and said: "Alex Schachter is one of my son's band friends that didn't make it on yesterday's at the massive shooting at school. He was a freshman that played Baritone with my son."


Joaquin Oliver, known as "Guac" was born in Venezuela, but became a U.S. citizen in 2017.

According to his Instagram account, his interests are football, basketball, the Venezuelan national soccer team, urban graffiti and hip-hop.

His last post on social media was dedicated to his girlfriend, Victoria Gonzalez. He said: "Thank you lord for putting a greater blessing than I could ever imagine into my life this past year. I love you with all my heart."


Helena Ramsay, wasw 17-years-old when she died in the school shooting.

According to a Facebook post by Crurtis Page Jr. : “My family lost an absolutely beautiful member today. Helena 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. She would have started college next year. I announce this only so that others might be inspired by the beauty that can be found in a life well lived, no matter how short; and so that the impact of her life would be amplified beyond that of which any psychopath could succeed in stifling. So, every new day you are fortunate to encounter, be a better ‘You’, than the day before. Orient your life toward the Good. Build a character that will contribute to the thriving and fulfillment of lives around you; and if this post has inspired you to do just that, know that it was due to the ripple effects of the life of Helena Ramsay. I love you and I already miss you!


Alaina Petty, 14 died in the school shooting on Wednesday.

According to the Sun Sentinel, she devoted countless hours of service to the community, according to a family statement. The statment also called Alaina “a vibrant and determined young woman, loved by all who knew her.”

“Alaina loved to serve. Her selfless service brought peace and joy to those that had lost everything during the storm. While we will not have the opportunity to watch her grow up and become the amazing woman we know she would become, we are keeping an eternal perspective. We are grateful for the knowledge that Alaina is a part of our eternal family and that we will reunite with her. This knowledge and unabiding faith in our Heavenly Father's plan gives us comfort during this difficult time,” the statement said.

According to a Facebook post, her great aunt, Claudette McMahon Joshi, said: “There are no hashtags for moments like this, only sadness. Our hearts are with them and all the families touched by this tragedy.”

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