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Chris Hixon, Douglas HS Athletic Director, Wrestling Coach Among Those Killed In Wednesday's School Shooting

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CHICAGO, IL - MAY 27: Crime scene tape is stretched around the front of a home where a man was shot on May 28, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago police have added more than 1,000 officers to the streets over the Memorial Day weekend, hoping to put a dent in crime, during what is typically one of the more violent weekends of the year. In 2016, 6 people were killed and another 65 were wounded by gun violence over the Memorial Day weekend. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Marjory Stoneman Douglas athletic director and wrestling coach Chris Hixon was one of the 17 people killed during yesterday's school shooting.

Yesterday afternoon, 19-year-old gunman Nikolas Cruz embarked on a shooting rampage at Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Cruz had once been a student at the school.

When the carnage was over, 17 people were dead and more than a dozen others were injured. It is one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.

Among those senselessly gunned down was 49-year-old Chris Hixon, the Douglas High School athletic director. Hixon, who had previously been the AD at South Broward, leaves behind a wife and a special needs son.

In 2007, Hixon was deployed to Irag as a Naval Reservist.

Hixon is the second member of the Douglas athletics community to pass away in the attack. Assistant football coach and security guard Aaron Feis was killed as he shielded students from the gunfire.

Feis graduated from Douglas High School in 1999 and returned to coach at his alma mater in 2002.

May both of these men rest in peace.