Parkland dad pays back-to-school tribute to daughter killed in school shooting

A dad posted a tribute to his daughter who was killed in the Parkland shooting 18 months after the tragic incident (Credit: Twitter)

A dad posted a tribute in honor of his daughter who was killed in the Parkland shooting on Feb. 14, 2018 — in which 17 people were fatally shot, making it the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history.

Fred Guttenberg tweeted about the tragedy on Wednesday, which marks 18 months since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County. Fla. Guttenberg shared the last photo he has of his daughter, Jaime, who was 14-years-old when she was murdered. She would have been entering her junior year of high school had she lived.

“Today is the first day of school in Broward County. It is also 18 months since Jaime's last day of school, 18 months since she an 16 others were murdered,” Guttenberg tweeted. “Here is the very last photo I have of her, taken with our puppy days before her murder. I miss my girl more every day.”

People expressed their condolences. The dad’s tweet also acted as platform for people to rally for stronger gun control and bans on assault weapons.

“Our government continues to allow mass murders of our innocents,” one person responded. “Their inaction puts the blood on their hands.”

Another thanked Guttenberg for his activism, and for working to keep other children safe.

“So beautiful so sweet, my heart breaks for you Fred,” wrote one Twitter user. “Thank you for everything you do to make sure no parent has to suffer the pain you have suffered.”

Another expressed how important it is for people to remember the tragic incident, so they don’t forget the “horror” and “loss” and continue to fight for stronger gun control legislation.

The grieving dad also tweeted about his daughter earlier this year, on the one-year anniversary of the Parkland shooting.

“Exactly one year ago, to the minute at around 7am, I sent two kids to school. Only my son Jesse came home,” his tweet reads. “Jaime was murdered in school. I am forever haunted by my memory of that morning, rushing my kids out the door rather than getting one last minute. Did I say I love you?”

Guttenberg did not immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment.

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