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Sheriff shares tragic story of hero coach killed in school shooting

Sheriff shares tragic story of hero coach killed in school shooting

Chris Hixon, 49, was shot and killed when Nikolas Cruz, 19, open fire Wednesday afternoon. He said police will release a full list of the victims later in the day.

As it stands as authorities sort through the aftermath of America's latest mass shooting - this time once again occurring in our nation's schools - Cruz is facing 17 charges of premeditated murder.

May was in his football office at the time of the shooting and went into a lockdown mode with four football players and two coaches from Nichols College, who were recruiting at the school when Mays heard "Code Red" over the intercom.

'All I heard was "Get on the ground!"

At least 17 people have died in the shooting.

"Our district is in a tremendous state of grief and sorrow", said Runcie. A new U.S. citizen, the extroverted Oliver often joked around but also was very caring, friends told The Daily Beast.

Relatives of student Luke Hoyer told of their "shock and disbelief" after he was killed on the school's third floor.

Since news of his actions and hospitalization, there has been an outpouring of tributes on social media for the coach who has been described as "a friend to all students" who "gave his all". The suspect was taken to a local hospital as a precaution for medical clearance. He had worked at the school since graduating in 1999. "He took the bullets himself", Julien Decoste, a student who survived by hiding in a closet with classmates, told NBC News.

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China (1-2) responded with a deuce in the second only for Canada to come back with four in the third to make it 7-2. Finland was the only winless team (0-4) and had the daunting task of challenging Norway to get off the schneid.

A janitor also quickly diverted a group of students away from the direction the shooter, while another teacher opened up her classroom door so that they could run in and hide.

Joaquin Oliver, 17, moved to the United States at age 3 from his native Venezuela - and had just become an American citizen past year.

I thought he was behind me, but he wasn't.

Friend said she felt "lucky to be alive". "She was crying when she saw me".

Most of the fatalities were inside the building, though some individuals were found fatally shot outside, the sheriff said.

There are a mix of adults and students who were killed during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Sen. Bill Nelson told CNN that Cruz had pulled the fire alarm "so the kids would come pouring out of the classrooms into the hall".

Wednesday's school shooting is among the deadliest in US history.

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