Yesterday, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School opened fire at the school, killing at least 17, and injuring many more. It was the 18th school shooting this year in the US. Police identified the shooter as Nikolas Cruz, 19 and reports surfaced that he had been reported to the FBI after leaving some scary comments on a video by YouTuber Ben Bennight.
Police have now begun to release the names of the victims, we will update this list as more names are released.
Carmen Schentrup. According to the many people mourning her on social media, the 16-year-old was a National Merit Scholar semifinalist and well liked by many. One classmate who was at school with Schentrup yesterday wrote, “I was in the same classroom as this beautiful soul, she was so bright and had her entire life ahead of her. She was someone we all praised for her intelligence. I will never forget what I saw, and I will never forget you. Sending love to your family.”
Luke Hoyer. According to reports, Hoyer was found in a third-floor hallway and was well loved by his family and friends.
Martin Duque. Duque was memorialized by his brother on Instagram, who shared a post with all three Duque brothers (Martin is far right), captioning the pics, “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!” Duque was 14.
Jaime Gutterberg. Jaime’s dad, Fred, confirmed his daughter’s death on Facebook yesterday, writing, “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 our privacy. We will be getting messages out later regarding visitation. Hugs to all and hold your children tight.”
Coach Aaron Feis. Coach Feis died when he shielded his students with his body, according to the school’s football team. Feis was one of the first identified victims.
Joaquin Oliver 17-year-old Oliver immigrated to the US from Venezuela at the age of three and officially became a citizen last January.
Peter Wang. 15-year-old Wang (center photo with white hoodie) was a freshman at the school and beloved by many.
Gina Montalto. Montalto was a 14-year-old freshman, Montalto was on the school’s winter guard squad, and set to compete this weekend at a meetup.
Chris Hixon. The school’s athletics director also had his life taken in the shooting. Former colleagues took to Twitter to express remorse, including Christy Chirinos, who wrote, “He was great to work with and two things I remember we wrote about him: 1. He served our country in Iraq and 2. He hired Abby Ward, a girls hoops legend, to coach the Bulldogs boys. Keeping him & his family in prayer tonight.” There is a GoFundMe account that has been set up in order to help his family during this time.
Alyssa Alhadeff. This 15-year-old freshman was reported missing by her grandmother Wednesday evening, and a family member confirmed her death in a Facebook post later that night.
Nicolas Dworet This senior had just been awarded a swimming scholarship to the University of Indianapolis according to journalist Glenn Greenwald, whose niece has been in school with the victim since they were small.
Scott Beigel. Beigel is also being praised as a hero for helping save his students during the attack — he blocked a doorway with his body to ensure that shooter Cruz could not get into the classroom where a number of students were hiding.
Alaina Petty. 14-year-old Petty was confirmed dead by family on social media, according to the Herald.
Cara Loughran. “I can’t begin to find the words to express how I feel in hearing that my friend has lost her daughter,” a family friend wrote on Facebook. “The incomprehensible pain that she and her family are suffering right now breaks my heart. I ask you all to please lift up her and her family in prayer along with the other victims and their families.”
Alex Schacter. Schacter was a marching band student, and was memorialized by the Beth Am Synagogue in a Facebook post, along with victim Jaime Gutterberg.
If you or someone you know fear you may hurt yourself or someone else, the National Institute of Mental Health has resources you can use today.