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Peter Wang

Age 15

Parkland, Florida

Hero posthumously admitted to West Point

He was a proud Chinese American who loved his culture, anime and basketball. He was an active JROTC member and a video game fanatic.

His dream was to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and become a pilot. When shots rang out as he tried to escape the building, he bolted to the door, bravely holding it open so others could get to safety. Faced with tragedy on the national day of love, he served his country, but not quite the way he’d dreamed of.

Peter Wang, 15, was shot and killed in a hallway at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, 2018.

By Nicole Suarez · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 50 gamers

Ryan Amadeo Dela Cruz

Gone, two weeks shy of graduation

Kameron Porter

Domestic violence ends a stepson’s life

Clinton Howell

A daily trip that turned deadly

Ramon Enriquez Barragan

Born, raised, died in Garden City

Joseph Anthony Pintucci

Blue eyes, dimples and chubby cheeks

LaVell Whittley Jr.

Loved his blue and white jersey

William Jacaree Edwards

Turned in his football jersey forever

Da'quan Mahmund Albright

Never got to walk the stage

Tony La’Vonte White

He had dreams with childhood friend

Demonte Barbee

A fun soul, all about family

Kevin Israel Ortiz

After holiday, death on Black Friday

Taylor Nathan Talmage

Siblings without their bookworm brother

Gabriel Jordan Early

Lost: “A child of exceptional intellect”

Jose A. Rosario Jr.

One hundred mourners honored him

Ian Richard Olson

Life lost behind a sky-blue door

Chevy Jace Redus Christopher

Spent his final night with Grandma

Justin Ameer Garner

Young man leaves behind big family

Eddyson Isidor

The game is over. Rest now.

Benjamin Michael Workman-Greco

He’ll never get to marry Reagan

Dijonae Amaya White

She made art and beautiful things