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The Golden 17
A malicious act on Stoneman Douglas High School,
February 14, 2018.
A mass murder.
This tragedy took 17 lives.
Their names are:
14 years old. Talented soccer player and creative writer.
35 years old. Geology teacher that died saving his students.
14 years old. Very funny and sometimes quiet.
17years old. A senior with a wish to go to the Olympics.
37 years old. Assistant football coach, died saving lives.
14 years old. Looked out for the bullied.
49 years old. Died saving students.
15 years old. A basketball player with a wish to play for NBA.
14 years old. A passion for dance and the beach.
14 years old. Member of the school marching band.
17 years old. An immigrant from Venezuela, loved to write poems.
14 years old. In love with her community and helping the needy.
18 years old. Senior was going to attend Lynn University in the fall.
16 years old. National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist.
17 years old. Motivated and brought the best out of everyone.
14 years old. Played trombone in school band.
15 years old. ROTC, died holding the door open for kids to escape.
All 17, some teachers, all had dreams and wishes. Some lost their lives to save others. Theses wishes, dreams, lives were taken by a man. 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz graduated in 2017. He was the man responsible for all 17 of the people listed deaths. RIP Alyssa, Scott, Martin, Nicholas, Aaron, Jamie, Chris, Luke, Cara, Gina, Joaquin, Alaina, Meadow, Helena, Alex, and Peter.