Not less than 17 individuals had been killed at a South Florida highschool Wednesday when a former pupil stormed the campus and opened fireplace with an assault rifle.
Twelve individuals had been killed inside the varsity and two died outdoors, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel stated. One other sufferer was discovered lifeless on the street, he stated, and two succumbed to their accidents on the hospital.
“That is simply pure evil,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott stated on the press convention.
Here’s what we all know up to now in regards to the victims:
Athletic director Chris Hixon was shot and killed at Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty on Wednesday.
Hixon was beforehand the athletic director at close by South Broward Excessive Faculty. Allen Held, who coached wrestling at below Hixon on the time, advised the Solar Sentinel that Hixon was “the type of one who would do something for anybody.”
“When you wanted one thing he was the primary one there,” Held stated. “He would do something as an athletic director to make your program higher and he was a greater individual than athletic director. We used to speak wrestling the entire time and make enjoyable of one another as a result of that’s what we do. To me, he was an excellent buddy and a brother in life.”
Hixon was additionally reportedly deployed to Iraq as a U.S. Naval Reservist in 2007.
“Chris might be the nicest man I’ve ever met,” Dan Jacob, the athletic director at neighboring Coral Springs Excessive Faculty, advised the Solar Sentinel. “He would provide the shirt off his again. He does a lot. That’s horrible that it will occur to anyone. It’s so mindless.”
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