The Florida school shooting has left the whole country in shock. 17 people lost their lives in which 14 of them were students and 3 teachers, when a 19-year-old former student allegedly opened fire with an assault rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, near Miami, on Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018.
These are the 17 victims who lost their lives in the shooting
When the shooter was firing across the hallways, the students were on lockdown inside the school hiding in the classrooms as they had no other choice.
They were in agony with no hope of surviving the gunshots as the bullets can come from anywhere, all they could think of was their families they might never see again if they didn’t survive.
Among the survivors were two brothers studying in the same school who texted each other through the firing
This is Sam Zeif, 18 a senior at Marjory Stoneman High.
And this is Sam’s younger brother Mathew Zeif, 14, a freshman in the same school.
Sam texted Mathew to check on him if he was safe during the shooting
Mathew replies saying, “Just know, I love you forever and you’re the best brother”. While Sam tries to calm his brother down by saying nothing will happen to them and they’ll get out safe.
Mathew also texted his mother to let her know what was happening
He also said, “Just know, no matter what you’re the best thing that ever happened to me”.
After they got out safe, Sam twitted how dreadful and scared he was knowing he couldn’t do anything to help his little brother.
The mother of the two boys, Jenifer Zeif said that the Geography teacher Mr. Biegel got shot saving her son Mathew
When Mr. Biegel was helping the students to get in the class to hide from the shooter, Mathew was the last student he pushed inside when he got shot. The child was left to see his teacher bleeding in the doorway and eventually die.
”Mr. Beigel could have passed Matthew up and gone in the classroom first. In that case, Matthew would have been the one in the doorway,” Jennifer says.
Here is a picture of the teacher. May his soul rest in peace.
Another student, Hannah Carbocci who survived the shooting shared the texts she sent to her sister
Hannah is a 17-year-old student from the same school who was hiding in one of the classes from the shooter. She texted her 19-year-old sister Kaitlin who was at a work shift during that time
Kaitlin tries to calm down her sis by telling her she’ll be fine
Saying goodbye to our loved ones is the hardest thing to do in this world, I wish I never get the chance to say it.
And when the goodbyes have to be made in a traumatic situation like this, it’s even worse. We feel bad for the victims and pray that an incident like this won’t occur in future again.