Thousands attend vigil to mourn victims of shooting at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School [Photos]

Thousands attended a vigil to mourn the 17 victims who were slaughtered by a former student at a high school in Florida which had ousted him for indiscipline.

FP Staff February 16, 2018 15:00:41 IST
Thousands attended a vigil to mourn the 17 victims who were slaughtered by a 19-year-old former student at a high school in Florida which had ousted him for indiscipline. Reuters
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Thousands attended a vigil to mourn the 17 victims who were slaughtered by a 19-year-old former student at a high school in Florida which had ousted him for indiscipline. Reuters
Nikolas Cruz carried out one of the worst mass shootings in US history at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday. Reuters
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Nikolas Cruz carried out one of the worst mass shootings in US history at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday. Reuters
People held up posters that said "Enough is enough" and "NRA stop killing our children."There were also messages condemning the National Rifle Association, the powerful arms lobby in the country that is opposed to greater gun regulation in the country. Reuters
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People held up posters that said "Enough is enough" and "NRA stop killing our children."There were also messages condemning the National Rifle Association, the powerful arms lobby in the country that is opposed to greater gun regulation in the country. Reuters
Nikolas Cruz confessed to the killing on Friday stating he was the the gunman who entered the school campus armed with AR-15, began shooting students and discarded his weapon in an attempt to blend in and escape. Reuters
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Nikolas Cruz confessed to the killing on Friday stating he was the the gunman who entered the school campus armed with AR-15, began shooting students and discarded his weapon in an attempt to blend in and escape. Reuters
The shooting comes a year and half after a mass shooting in gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, also in Florida, that had killed 49. Reuters
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The shooting comes a year and half after a mass shooting in gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, also in Florida, that had killed 49. Reuters
The mourners, who gathered at the Pine Trails Park, Parkland, on Thursday evening were moved to tears when the father of a 14-year-old girl, Jamie Guttenberg, one of the victims, spoke about her. Reuters
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The mourners, who gathered at the Pine Trails Park, Parkland, on Thursday evening were moved to tears when the father of a 14-year-old girl, Jamie Guttenberg, one of the victims, spoke about her. Reuters
Jamie's father said he regretted he did not say goodbye to his daughter when she left for school that morning and urged parents to hug and kiss their children every day and to tell them they love them. Reuters
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Jamie's father said he regretted he did not say goodbye to his daughter when she left for school that morning and urged parents to hug and kiss their children every day and to tell them they love them. Reuters
Seventeen balloons were released at the end of the service to honor the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Reuters
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Seventeen balloons were released at the end of the service to honor the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Reuters