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Gina Rose Montalto

Age 14

Parkland, Florida

Compassionate, intelligent, lively: She stood out

She was a bright and altruistic young woman whose infectious smile brightened up the darkest of rooms.

Through her involvement in her high school’s color guard, Girl Scouts, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, she had no trouble leaving a positive impact on others. She was a cherished friend and daughter. Her vibrant, free spirit was demonstrated through her passion for art and her love of powerful books.  

Gina Rose Montalto, 14, was shot with an AR-15 while working on a project in a hallway at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. She died at a local hospital the evening of Feb. 14, 2018.

By Jenna Harris · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 40 community volunteers

Ta Quan Pinkney

Bright future; gone too soon

Kenwon Parker

A wide receiver, almost sweet sixteen

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

Dontae Rodruis Drew

Always told mom he loved her

DaVonte Friedman

A bullet blocked his community activism

Yudjy Farly Cherubin

Youth deacon never will preach again

Caleb Logan Butts

Teen’s death left teachers, classmates heartbroken

Karlonzo A. Taylor

Teen dreamed of becoming a veterinarian

Erin Carey

Dreamer, football player, mentor, tragic death

Jaraius Terrell Gilbert Jr

Community helper, passionate athlete, American tragedy

Antonio Malik Douglas

Mom issues plea: End gun violence

Dorian Damiquez Harris

Joyful boy loved to smile, laugh

Sandra Parks

Her dream, deferred. Her life, gone.

JeQuan M. Strozier

Basketball court dedicated to former player

Tihami Ayaz

Active light in community flickered out

Alexa Denice Montez

Her father’s “greatest gift,” he said

Isaiah Starry

Active life. Lively community. Broken bonds.

Alaina Joann Petty

Remained selfless until her last breath

Aric Whaley

He helped his neighbors shovel snow

Zachary Anthony Segura

One heart stopped. Another one begins.