The father of 14-year-old Parkland shooting victim, Jaime Guttenberg, spoke at the vigil for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Thursday night.
"I don't know what I do next. We are broken. But I can tell you, don't tell me there's no such thing as gun violence." Father of Florida school shooting victim speaks out at vigil. https://t.co/FUmA2HWqc4 pic.twitter.com/dtBxW4dn3v— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 16, 2018
"I sent her to school yesterday. She was supposed to be safe," Fred Guttenberg said to the crowd. "What is unfathomable is Jaime took a bullet and is dead...I don't know what I do next," he continued, "We are broken. But I can tell you, don't tell me there's no such thing as gun violence."
Ninth grader Jaime Guttenberg loved to dance and hoped to become an occupational therapist and mother. Her aunt said she had "the world's best smile." https://t.co/VdVwqz5U18 pic.twitter.com/yhxWnKrfv3— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) February 15, 2018
Jaime was one of the 17 killed when a former student opened fire at the high school Wednesday afternoon. Friends described her as "charismatic and lovely," according to CBSnews.com.
You can see more of Thursday's candlelight vigil below.
Our hearts are broken but we stand strong together as a community and nation. Thousands attended the Parkland City vigil tonight to remember the 17 angels lost, and to give support to the kids, parents & teachers trying to heal from their terrifying experience. #ParklandStrong pic.twitter.com/dV3n7CRCBW— jennifer paz (@JennPaz11) February 16, 2018
Just came back from the Vigil at #Parkland The saddest is to see the kids not knowing what to do and holding on to each other grieving for their friends. Listening to a Father say: “I don’t know what to do next” Please stop #GunViolence now! #guncontrol #StonemanDouglasHigh pic.twitter.com/eIs6pI8juj— CarlaCarrilloHidalgo (@CarlitaHidalgo) February 16, 2018
Students are writing messages on these balloons for their friend who was killed yesterday at school. His girlfriend’s father was one of the first firefighters on the scene. She survived. Hard to put into words the emotion out here at the vigil. #parklandstrong pic.twitter.com/YlSYwV6OJn— Heather Crawford (@HeatherFCN) February 15, 2018