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Continuing coverage of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

2 More Parkland School Shooting Victims Laid to Rest

Services held for 15-year-old Luke Hoyer and 14-year-old Alaina Petty

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    Funerals Continue After Parkland School Tragedy

    NBC 6's Julia Bagg has more as several victims will be laid to rest on Monday, continuing the somber reality of what took place last week.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 19, 2018)

    Two more victims of the Florida school shooting in Parkland were laid to rest Monday.

    Fifteen-year-old Luke Hoyer was a loving, sweet person who loved basketball and "smiled all the time," his aunt Joan Cox said.

    She said Luke's parents, Gena and Tom Hoyer, searched for their son at hospitals before finally going to the law enforcement command center, where they eventually learned he had died.

    The service for Hoyer was held at Church by the Glades in Coral Springs.

    Family That Took in Parkland School Shooter Talks About 'Monster' After Incident

    [MI] Family That Took in Parkland School Shooter Talks About 'Monster' After Incident

    NBC 6's Steve Litz uncovered DCF investigations from Nikolas Cruz's time with his adoptive mother as well as what the family that took him in after her death is saying after the mass shooting.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 19, 2018)

    And Alaina Petty, 14, "loved to serve," her family said. A service was held for her at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Coral Springs.

    She was one of three freshmen members of the school's Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps who was killed. The youngest of four siblings, her older brother Patrick survived the shooting.

    She also spent countless hours volunteering for the "Helping Hands" program of her Mormon church.

    More than 1,500 mourners thronged the church for the funeral of Petty. Family members spoke at Monday's funeral about how the teen had enthusiastically joined fellow Mormon youth for cleanup efforts after Hurricane Irma struck Florida in September.

    Her father, Ryan Petty, also spoke about the support the victims' families have received from their church, the community and others worldwide.

    Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old who had been expelled from the school, is being held without bail in the Broward County Jail, accused of 17 counts of first-degree murder.

    BSO Sheriff Visits Shooting Victim in Hospital

    [MI] BSO Sheriff Visits Shooting Victim in Hospital

    Sheriff Scott Israel met with one student who was shot five times during the Wednesday shooting inside Douglas High School.

    (Published Tuesday, April 17, 2018)

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