Families begin to lay to rest loved ones lost in school shooting

NORTH LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - So many families are now in the process of doing something they hoped they would never have to do: holding funerals for their loved ones lost in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The funerals of Alyssa Alhadeff, 14, and Meadow Pollack, 18, took place Friday, just days after their young lives were ended with 15 others in the horrific shooting at the Parkland school.

Hundreds of people arrived to pay their respects and say goodbye to Alhadeff.

“It’s hard to know your friend passed this way,” said Luis Rodriguez, one of Alhadeff’s classmates. The young man brought flowers to lay at Alhadeff’s grave.

However, the funerals for the young girls did little to heal the hearts of the community rocked by the tragedy.

“It’s supposed to be closure but at this stage, it really isn’t,” said Christine Koci, a woman who knew the girls. “It’s just senseless, and these girls shouldn’t be here. They should be in school today.”

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