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FSU holds vigil to remember Parkland shooting victims

FSU holds vigil to remember Parkland shooting victims
FSU holds vigil to remember Parkland shooting victims
Posted at 5:50 PM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 16:09:44-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - On Florida State University's campus, the community is gathering to honor the lives lost during the Parkland shooting. 

The student led vigil started at 5:00 p.m. Many people who are apart of Florida State have been affected by the tragedy. The school has about 240 current students who graduated from Stoneman Douglas.

Speeches were given to honor those who died. John Thrasher, President of FSU, says he knows this is a tough time, but that the school will get through it together. 

"It’s a special thing about Florida State, we are a family. We over use that word but truthfully at times like these everybody gathers together. It’s like a family. We lift everybody up," said Thrasher. 

In addition, Thrasher says the school admitted 178 new students from Stoneman Douglas for this upcoming fall semester.

47 current first year students at FSU are from the Parkland area.