Vigil in the City of Parkland. Photo courtesy Congressman Ted Deutch

By: Sharon Aron Baron

In an unspeakable tragedy that took the lives a football coach, an athletic director, a social studies teacher and 14 students, a community is now in mourning.

The City of Parkland held a vigil to honor the 17 victims of the massacre that occurred when classes for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were almost finished for the day.

Sheriff Scott Israel released the names of the victims and asked for privacy for the families:

Carmen Schentrup, 16, Parkland

Meadow Pollack, 18, Parkland

Peter Wang, 15, Parkland

Nicholas Dworet, 17, Coral Springs

Jaime Guttenberg, 14, Parkland

Christopher Hixon, 49, Hollywood

Aaron Feis, 37, Coral Springs

Luke Hoyer, 15, Parkland

Alaina Petty, 14, Parkland

Martin Duque Anguiano 14, Parkland

Alyssa Alhadeff, 14, Parkland

Helena Ramsey, 17, Coral Springs

Scott Beigel 35, Coral Springs

Joaquin Oliver 17, Coral Springs

Cara Loughran, 14, Coral Springs

Gina Montalto, 14, Parkland

Alexander Schachter, 14, Coral Springs


Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Parkland Talk. Parkland Talk was created to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Parkland.