These are the victims of the Florida school shooting

 (KRON/AP) — A football coach. An athletic director. And young, fresh-faced students.

They are among the 17 people killed by a gunman at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday that all families who lost loved ones in the shooting have been notified. He said police will release a full list of the victims later in the day.
“Today is a day of healing, today is a day of mourning,” Israel said.
Here are the victims who have been publicly identified so far:
Chris Hixon, athletic director
Hixon, the athletic director for Stoneman Douglas High School, has been reported dead, according to Denise Lehtio, the communications director with the school’s varsity and junior varsity football program. Lehtio told CNN that the football coach at Douglas told her Hixon was shot and killed.
Aaron Feis, football coach
Feis, the assistant football coach, was killed when he threw himself in front of students to protect them from oncoming bullets, according to Lehtio. He suffered a gunshot wound and later died after he was rushed into surgery, Lehtio said.
“He died the same way he lived — he put himself second,” she said. “He was a very kind soul, a very nice man. He died a hero.”
Colton Haab, a 17-year-old junior who had a close relationship with Feis, told CNN he saw the coach running toward the sounds of gunshots.
“That’s Coach Feis. He wants to make sure everybody is safe before himself,” Haab said.
“(He) made sure everyone else’s needs were met before his own. He was a hard worker. He worked after school, on the weekends, mowing lawns, just helping as many people as possible,” Haab added.
Jaime Guttenburg,  graduating senior
Jaime’s father confirmed on Facebook that his daughter was among those killed in the mass shooting,
“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.
“I am broken as I write this trying to figure out how my family gets through this. We appreciate all of the calls and messages and we apologize for not reacting to everyone individually,” he added. “Hugs to all and hold your children tight.”
Skidmore College, which Fred Guttenberg attended, released a statement saying their hearts go out to Jaime’s parents and others affected by the tragedy.
“There really are no words to lessen the suffering that the families of victims are feeling at this moment, but perhaps knowing that we stand with them can provide some small measure of solace,” the college said.
Nicholas Dworet,  star swimmer
Dworet, a senior at Stoneman Douglas high school, was killed in the shooting, the University of Indianapolis confirmed. Dworet was recruited for the university swim team and would have been an incoming freshman this fall.
“Nick’s death is a reminder that we are connected to the larger world, and when tragedy hits in places around the world, it oftentimes affects us at home,” said Robert L. Manuel, University of Indianapolis president.
“Today, and in the coming days, I hope you will hold Nick, his family, all of the victims, as well as the Parkland community and first responders in your prayers.”

Meadow Pollack

Pollack was confirmed dead early Thursday morning. She was a senior at the school and planned to attend Lynn University, the Miami Herald reported.

“Please say a prayer for the family of an amazing girl I got to call my best friend growing up,” posted her friend Gigi Lovito on Facebook. “Her life was taken way too soon and I have no words to describe how this feels.”

 

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Carmen Schentrup

Schentrup was confirmed dead by several friends on social media. Schentrup was a 2017 National Merit Scholar semifinalist, the Miami Herald reported.

Alyssa Alhadeff, soccer player
CNN spoke to a relative of Alyssa Alhadeff who said the family was notified Wednesday night that she had passed away.
Alyssa was a student at Stoneman Douglas and a soccer player for Parkland Travel Soccer.
“Alyssa Alhadeff was a loved and well-respected member of our club and community,” Parkland Travel Soccer said on Facebook. “Alyssa will be greatly missed.”
The Facebook post also included a message from her family: “To Alyssa’s Friends honor Alyssa by doing something fabulous in your life. Don’t ever give up and inspire for greatness. Live for Alyssa! Be her voice and breathe for her. Alyssa loved you all forever!”
Alyssa also attended Camp Coleman, a Jewish sleepaway summer camp.
“On behalf of the entire Coleman community, we offer heartfelt condolences and prayers for comfort to Alyssa’s family and friends. May Alyssa’s memory forever befor a blessing,” the camp said on Facebook.
Scott Beigel, 35, a geography teacher at the school was struck by a bullet while he shut a classroom door behind him.
Scott Beigel, teacher
Beigel, a geography teacher at Stoneman Douglas, was killed as he tried to usher students back into his classroom when the shooting broke out.
Kelsey Friend, one of Beigel’s students, told CNN in an emotional interview that he was shot outside the classroom door and that he saved her life.
“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,” Friend said. “I am alive today because of him.”

Gina Montalto

Montalto,14, was a freshman on the school’s winter guard team. She was reported missing when she did not answer her phone. She died at the hospital late Wednesday night, friends and family said on social media.

“My heart is broken into pieces. I will forever remember you my sweet angel,” her color guard instructor, Manuel Miranda told the Miami Herald. “She was the sweetest soul ever. She was kind, caring always smiling and wanting to help.”

Martin Duque

Duque was a 14-year-old freshman, also died in the shooting. His older brother Miguel, a former student at the school, shared the tragic news on Instagram. “Words can not describe my pain,” he wrote. “I love brother Martin you’ll be missed buddy.”

Luke Hoyer

Hoyer was also among the deceased, his family has confirmed.

“Our Luke was a precious child, who just went to school yesterday not knowing what was to come,” said his aunt.

“This has devastated our family and we’re all in shock and disbelief. Our hearts are broken. Luke was a beautiful human being and greatly loved,” posted his uncle, Toni Brownlee on Facebook. “Also, pray for the other families whose loved were also murdered so cruelly.”

Joaquin Oliver

Oliver,17, was a Venezuela-born student had just become a U.S. citizen in January. His girlfriend confirmed his death, according to the Miami Herald.

Cara Loughran

Loughran was among the deceased, a peer counselor at her church has confirmed.

“RIP Cara, and fly with the angels. You will be greatly missed, and we will always love you and celebrate your beautiful life,” her neighbor wrote on Facebook.

This story is still developing. As the identity of the victims are confirmed the article will be updated.
CNN and our affiliate WFLA contributed to this report.

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