Sheriff Scott Israel announced Wednesday, “I’m saddened to say that 17 people lost their lives.” The Orlando Sentinel reported, “Fifteen victims died at the school. Seventeen victims were taken to four area hospitals, and two of those victims died at the hospital.” Police are holding former student Nikolas Cruz as the sole suspect for the Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
According to Time Magazine, “It also marked the 18th school shooting of 2018 for the United States.”
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to comfort the families, friends and acquaintances of the deceased. Pray for their emotional and spiritual health as they deal with grief and loss.
* Pray for speedy healing for the fifteen injured.
* Pray for people to compassionately reach out to mentally ill, depressed and angry students that are considering violent attacks on their classmates.