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(CNN)  — A football coach. An athletic director. And young, hopeful students.

They are among the 17 people killed by a gunman at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday.

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"Today is a day of healing, today is a day of mourning," Israel said.

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Here are the victims: 

Nicholas Dworet

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."

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Aaron Feis

Feis, an assistant football coach, was killed when he threw himself in front of students to protect them from oncoming bullets, according to football program spokeswoman Denis Lehtio. Feis, 37, suffered a gunshot wound and 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.

Chad Lyons, a student and football player, said Feis was there for him when Lyons was going through leukemia treatments.

"He guided me through them. He would send me prayers. He would send me Bible scripts and just stuff to cheer up my day. Funny memes," Lyons said.

"He was just an amazing person to be led on and taught by, and I'm thankful enough to even be in his presence, just going through high school."

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Jaime Guttenberg

Jaime, 14, was among the victims, according to a Facebook post by her father, Fred.

"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, where 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.

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Chris Hixon

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.

In a post on Facebook by Erin Crane - State Farm Agent, Hixon can be seen at his retirement ceremony being saluted by his son.

Martin Duque

Martin Duque was another victim in the school shooting. Pictured on the right, Duque's death was confirmed by his brother on Thursday.

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His brother said in an Instagram post that "words cannot describe my pain. I love brother Martin you'll be missed buddy [sic]." He finished the post by saying he knows his brother "is in a better place. Duques forever man I love you junior!!! R.I.P Martin Duque!"

Carmen Schentrup

16-year-old Carmen Schentrup's death was confirmed by her cousin, Matt Brandow, in a Facebook post.

"With a very heavy heart, my beloved cousin Carmen just passed away in the Parkland Highschool shooting today. I’m in a daze right now. I feel a million emotions. Smh. Please pray for her and our family. I’m in disbelief right now. #RIPCarmen," he wrote.

He even wrote her a letter in the post, telling her:

"Dear Carmen,

You visited my sister and I two weeks ago since you wanted to go to UW. I asked you, you like the rain??? She’s 16 by the way!!! She answers, I hate sweating in the humid Florida weather. That’s when I knew you were perfect for Washington. Because I was never built for it but hey, I’ve been living here for 31 years! What do I know??? Right?

I love you with all my heart and I’m going to miss you every single living day. I would switch places with you in a second.

Rest In Peace Carmen, you were the smartest and most intelligible 16 year old I’ve ever met! You will be remembered forever.

I love you so much!!! I still can’t believe it ???????? I love you so much! Love,


Pat Brandow

Sharon Ramento

Joaquin Oliver

Joaquin Oliver's death was confirmed by his cousin on Thursday, via Facebook and Twitter. During the shooting, Oliver's sister, Andrea Ghersi, asked for help on Facebook in order to find her missing brother. 

Oliver's cousin, Javier Lovera, tweeted about his passing on Thursday.

Gina Montalto

The 14-year-old teen was confirmed dead by her friends and family on social media. She participated in the school's winter guard team. 

Alyssa Alhadeff

Alyssa, 14, was a student at Stoneman Douglas and a soccer player for Parkland Travel Soccer.

Lori Alhadeff, Alyssa's mother, told HLN she dropped her daughter off at school Wednesday and said "I love you." When Lori Alhadeff heard about the shooting, she hustled to school, but was too late.

"I knew at that point she was gone. I felt it in my heart," she said. "Alyssa was a beautiful, smart, talented, successful, awesome, amazing soccer player. You'll be greatly missed, Alyssa. We love you so much. You'll always, always be in our hearts."

"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."

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 be for a blessing," the camp said on Facebook.

A second cousin, Ariella Del Quaglio, posted on Facebook once Alhadeff's death was confirmed.

Scott Beigel

Beigel, a geography teacher, 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."

She said the teacher was an amazing person and his memory would live on with her.

"If I could see him right now ... I'd give him a huge teddy bear to say thank you. But, unfortunately, I can't do that," she said.

Beigel, 35, was also a counselor at Camp Starlight in Pennsylvania, which called him a "friend and hero" on Facebook.

Peter Wang

Peter Wang was a 15-year-old student who held the door open to save other students but was killed in the shooting, his cousin, Aaron Chen confirmed on Twitter.

The full tweet reads: "This is 15-year-old Peter Wang. He was in the school’s ROTC program. He held the door open for other students so they could escape. His cousin said 'He wasn't supposded to die. He was supposed to grow old with me.' Wang died yesterday while saving others."

Alex Schachter

Alex Schachter confirmed dead by one of her former instructors and by the Congregation Beth Am in Longwood on Facebook. She was a marching band student.

Alaina Petty

Petty's family said she was vibrant and determined. She had volunteered after Hurricane Irma hit Florida in September.

"Alaina loved to serve," the statement from her family said.

She was also a part of the "Helping Hands" program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

"While we will not have the opportunity to watch her grow up and become the amazing woman we know she would become, we are keeping an eternal perspective," her family said.

Alaina, 14, was also a member of the junior ROTC at her school, a leadership program taught by retired Army personnel.

Cara Loughran

Cara Loughran's death was confirmed by a counselor at her church on Facebook.

Meadow Pollack

Pollack, 18, had been accepted at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Spokeswoman Jamie D'Aria said: "Meadow was a lovely young woman, who was full of energy. We were very much looking forward to having her join our community in the fall. "

Friends and family posted on Facebook about what a wonderful person she was and calling Pollack their "beautiful angel."

Luke Hoyer 

Pollack, 18, had been accepted at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Spokeswoman Jamie D'Aria said: "Meadow was a lovely young woman, who was full of energy. We were very much looking forward to having her join our community in the fall."

Helena Ramsey

 Ramsey's cousin Sefena Cooper described her as soft-spoken but also smart and a go-getter.

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Information for this article was provided by the Miami Herald, BBC, and CNN.

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