All 17 Victims Identified in Florida School Shooting

Courtesy of the Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund.

Courtesy of the Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund.

By Ian Sloan 2/17/2018

A Florida community continues to mourn, as the identities of Wednesday’s high school shooting are release. The 17 victims included students ranging in age from 14 to 18 years old. The others a geography teacher, athletic coach, and football coach.

Assistant football coach Aaron Feis was killed when he threw himself in front of students to protect them from oncoming bullets, according to football program spokeswoman Denis Lehtio.

 “He died the same way he lived – he put himself second,” Lehtio said. “He was a very kind soul, a very nice man. He died a hero.”

Scott Beigel, a geography teacher and camp counselor during the summer, was killed as he tried to usher students back into his classroom when the shooting broke out, according to police.

 Chris Hixon, the school’s athletic director, wasn’t shy about jumping in wherever he was needed, including being the school’s security specialist, patrolling the campus and monitoring threats, according to school officials. It was in that security role that Hixon came within range of the shooter.

Friends and family described the 14 students loss in the shooting.


Jamie Guttenberg, 14, loved to dance and hoped to become an occupational therapist and mom.

Alyssa Alhadeff, 14, loved to play soccer and was an avid member of the Parkland Soccer Club.

Alex Schachter, 14, played the trombone and baritone horn for the school band. His older brother attends the same school and survived the attack.

Cara Loughran, 14, was an excellent student who loved the beach and her cousins.

Alaina Petty, 14, participated in the school’s Junior ROTC, and spent countless hours volunteering for the “Helping Hands” program of her Mormon church.

Martin Duque, 14, was one of the nicest and most caring people his friends ever knew. His brother Miguel posted on Instagram, “Words can not describe my pain. I know you’re in a better place.”

Gina Montalto, 14, participated on the winter color guard squad at the school.

Peter Wang, 15, died wearing his ROTC shirt and was last seen holding a door open for other students to flee the school during the shooting.

Luke Hoyer, 15, loved basketball and “smiled all the time,” his aunt Joan Cox said.

Carmen Schentrup, 16, is being praised for her intelligence, was one of 53 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists in the county.

Joaquin Oliver, 17, was also a soccer player as a goalkeeper in community games.

Nicholas Dworet, 17, planned on swimming for the University of Indianapolis.

Helena Ramsay, 17, a soft-spoken and intelligent junior, loved hanging out with her friends and family.

Meadow Pollack, 18, planned to attend Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel identified the 17 victims during a news conference Thursday evening. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up called “The Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund.” All donations raised will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the shooting.