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Florida school shooting: Who are the victims?

Parents and students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas highschool mourn the death of their friends, at a vigil held at Pine Trails Park in Parkland in memory of the 17 victims killed/ Credit: PA

Seventeen people died when a gunman opened fire at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday. Among them were a football coach, an athletics director and many young students. Here are the victims:

  • Aaron Feis
Aaron Feis was an American football coach. Credit: AP

Aaron was an American football coach at the school. The football programme tweeted that he died while selflessly shielding students.

The tweet ends: "He died a hero and he will forever be in our hearts and memories."

The team website said Aaron graduated from the school in 1999 and he lived in nearby Coral Springs with his wife and daughter.

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  • Jaime Guttenberg
Jaime Guttenberg. Credit: AP

Jaime's father, Fred, confirmed his daughter’s death on social media. Her Facebook page has been turned into a memorial.

He wrote: "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."

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  • Alyssa Alhadeff
Alyssa Alhadeff (r).

Alyssa Alhadeff, 14, was a student.

He mother, Lori, told US broadcaster HLN she went to the school after hearing about the shooting.

"I knew at that point she was gone. I felt it in my heart," she said.

"Alyssa was a beautiful, smart, talented, successful, awesome, amazing soccer player."

  • Nicholas Dworet
Nicholas Dworet was a star swimmer. Credit: AP

Nicholas Dworet was a star athlete at the school who was due to attend the University of Indianapolis later this year as a member of their swim team.

  • Martin Duque
Martin Duque,14. Credit: NBC

Martin Duque, 14, was named as one of the victims at a news conference.

His brother, Miguel, said in an Instagram post that he "can not describe" his pain.

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  • Chris Hixon

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Christopher Hixon was the athletics director at the school.

The national coaching association said he would be "tremendously missed".

  • Scott Beigel
Scott Beigel was a geography teacher. Credit: Family handout

Scott was a geography teacher at the school.

He was killed trying to protect his students by corralling them back into the classroom away from the gunfire.

"Mr. Beigel was my hero and he still will forever be my hero. I will never forget the actions that he took for me and for fellow students in the classroom," Kelsey Friend, one of his students, said.

"I am alive today because of him."

  • Meadow Pollack
Meadow Pollack, 18.

Meadow Pollack, 18, had been intending on studying at university.

"Her life was taken way too soon and I have no words to describe how this feels," friend Gii Lovito posted on Facebook.

Family friend Adam Schachtel said in a Facebook post that "an angel was taken away from us in that horrific tragedy ... no words can be said so just prayers and sadness."

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  • Cara Loughran
Cara Loughran.

Cara Loughran, 14, had initially been reported missing during the attack.

A Facebook post later said: "Cara's parents were given the news no parent ever wants to hear at 2am.

"Please keep her family in your prayers. This is to horrible to even begin to process."

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  • Gina Montalto
Gina Montalto, 14. Credit: AP

Gina Montalto, 14, was a member of the school’s winter guard team.

Manuel Miranda, one of her instructors, told a local newspaper: “My heart is broken into pieces.

"She was the sweetest soul ever. She was kind, caring, always smiling and wanting to help."

  • Joaquin Oliver
Joaquin Oliver, 17. Credit: AP

Joaquin Oliver, 17, was known as "Guac".

One friend posted on social media: "He didn’t make it... I love you cuz. I’m sorry for all this. I’m at a loss of words."

Another said: "My brother has passed. I'm in such shock I don’t know what to say. I love you so much, I hope you're in a better place. And I'll never forget you."

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  • Alaina Petty
Alaina Petty, 14. Credit: AP

Alaina Petty, 14, was a student and a volunteer at her local church.

Her family released a statement: "While we will not have the opportunity to watch her grow up and become the amazing woman we know she would become, we are keeping an eternal perspective."

Her great-aunt Claudette McMahon Joshi wrote on Facebook: “There are no hashtags for moments like this, only sadness."

  • Alex Schachter
Alex Schachter, 14. Credit: NBC

Alex Schachter, 14, was a member of the marching band at the school.

"He will be missed immensely," a family member told Think Progress.

"Everybody is just broken up and beyond shocked… His family adored him and we're all really just in shock."

  • Carmen Schentrup

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Carmen Schentrup, 16, was named one of 53 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists in Broward County in September.

One tribute on Twitter read: "Devastated to hear of the passing of Carmen Schentrup. although only a short time, it was an honor to work with her in The Little Mermaid during her 8th grade year."

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  • Luke Hoyer
Luke Hoyer, 15. Credit: ap

Luke Hoyer, 15, was a loving, sweet person who loved basketball and "smiled all the time," his aunt Joan Cox said.

"He was just a good kid ... very loving and just enjoyed life."

  • Helena Ramsay
Helena Ramsay, 17. Credit: NBC

The family of Helena Ramsay, 17, described her as "a smart, kind hearted, and thoughtful person".

"She was deeply loved and loved others even more so."

  • Peter Wang
Peter Wang, 15. Credit: NBC

Peter Wang, 15, wasn't interested in status but wanted to help others, relatives said.

A cousin, Aaron Chen, told the Miami Herald that Wang was last seen holding a door open so others could get away from the gunman.