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The names of the 17 people killed in the mass shooting Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have not been released by law enforcement officials. However, loved ones of the victims took to social media in commemoration of those who were lost in the senseless tragedy.
The victims were as follows:
From her father's Facebook page: “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.”
From his older brother Miguel's Instagram feed: "Words cannot describe my pain."
From her cousin Ariella Del Quaglio's Facebook page: "Many innocent souls were taken a few short hours ago. Among them we just got confirmation was my little cousin. My heart is broken. Not sure what I can even say I am at a loss for words."
From Douglas High School's varsity football Twitter feed: "It is with great sadness that our football family has learned about the death of Aaron Feis. 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."
"My heart is broken into pieces. I will forever remember you, my sweet angel," Manuel Miranda, one of Montalto's middle school color guard instructors, told the Miami Herald
From the Twitter feed of Glenn Greenwald, a journalist with The Intercept: "One of yesterday's victims, Nicholas Dworet, was a senior who just received a swimming scholarship to the University of Indianapolis. My niece was friends with him since kindergarten and posted her memories this morning. Such a heartbreaking loss and sickeningly avoidable traged [sic
From his uncle Toni Brownlee's Facebook page: "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. ..."
Schentrup was a 2017 National Merit Scholar semifinalist.
From her friend Gii Lovito's Facebook page: "Please say a prayer for the family of an amazing girl I got to call my best friend growing up. Her life was taken away too soon and I have no words to describe how it feels."
According to the Miami Herald
, Oliver was close to his mother and sister. His girlfriend, Victoria González, confirmed he was killed in the massacre.
"There are no hashtags for moments like this, only sadness," Claudette McMahon Joshi said following the news of her niece's death. "Our hearts are with them and all the families touched by this tragedy."
From the Facebook page of a peer counselor at Loughran's church: "RIP Cara, and fly with the angels. You will be greatly missed, and we will always love you and celebrate your beautiful life."
Schachter was confirmed dead by a former instructor as well as by Congregation Beth Am in Longwood.
Hixon was the high school's athletic director.
Beigel was a geography teacher at the school who unlocked his classroom to allow panicked students to take shelter inside during the shooting. Beigel was shot as he attempted to lock the door behind the students, according to the Miami Herald
Wang was shot as he held the door open so that other students could escape.
From a post on a family member's Facebook page: "Though she was some what reserved, she had a relentless motivation towards her academic studies, and her soft 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."