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MLB Star Who Went To Stoneman Douglas HS Speaks Out After Shooting

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An MLB star who attended Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. is speaking out after the tragedy that struck the school on Wednesday. Chicago Cubs All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo is a 2007 graduate of the school.

Rizzo, 28, took to Twitter late on Wednesday. He's calling for change.

"Parkland and Coral Springs please stay strong! This is out of control and and our country is in desperate need for change. I hope In this darkest of times back home this brings everyone together and we can find love. You’re all in my prayers," he wrote.

Stoneman Douglas High School was the victim of a school shooting on Wednesday. A gunman, who was reportedly expelled from the school, killed at least 17 people and injured several others.

Rizzo, along with dozens of other star athletes, took to Twitter to express their thoughts and prayers for the victims. They're also calling for change.

The Chicago Cubs star is a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He went straight from high school to the MLB.

Rizzo was a sixth-round pick by the Boston Red Sox in the 2007 MLB Draft. He was set to attend college at Florida Atlantic University, but he was drafted highly and got a $325,000 signing bonus.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Parkland and Coral Springs communities.