PARKLAND, Fla. – A day after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the names of the victims are starting to be released. They all have families, they all have stories and they all expected to be home with their loved ones on Wednesday evening.
Here are the victims that have been identified so far:
Guttenberg was the first victim to be identified, with her parents being informed of her death on Wednesday night. Jamie’s father, Fred, posted the news on Facebook, saying “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.”
Beigel, 35, was a teacher at the high school and was killed in his classroom. He taught Social Science and coached the cross country team.
Montalto, 14, was a freshman at Stoneman Douglas High School. Her death was announced Wednesday by a color guard instructor at the school. Gina was a member of the color guard.
Pollack was a senior whose death was announced on Thursday.
Dworet, a senior at the school, was listed as missing by the father of his girlfriend. A member of Dworet’s swim team announced his passing on Facebook, “He was an amazing person as well as a great swimmer. A happy young man who embodied the values of our program. A young man who had changed his life recently and was on a major up swing in his life. Nick you have touched everyone on TS Aquatics in one way or another, whether it was your smile, your jokes or your very positive attitude.”
The death of Loughran was announced by a member of her church.
Martin was a 14-year-old freshman at Stoneman Douglas. Duque’s brother, Miguel, wrote “I love brother Martin, you will be missed buddy,” on Instagram
A cousin confirmed the death of Alhadeff, 15, on Thursday
Oliver, 17, became a U.S. citizen in 2017 after moving from Venezuela.
An assistant football coach with the Stoneman Douglas team, Feis is being hailed as a hero for sacrificing his life to save a student during the shootings. Of his colleague, head coach Willis May said, “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.”
Hixon, who served as the school’s athletic director and wrestling coach, died overnight.
Schachter was a member of the school’s marching band.
Petty, 14, was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints
Wang was a 15 year-old Chinese-American who, according to a post from a friend, was in the school’s ROTC program and was planning on celebrating the Chinese New Year on Thursday at his family’s restaurant.