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Anthony Rizzo Sends Support to His High School After Deadly Shooting: ‘Stay Strong’

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Anthony Rizzo tweeted his support for his former high school and community after a deadly mass shooting in Florida on Wednesday.

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Charlotte Carroll

February 14, 2018

Anthony Rizzo tweeted his support for his former high school and community after a deadly mass shooting in Florida on Wednesday.

“This is out of control and our country is in desperate need for change,” Rizzo wrote.

Rizzo attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland where the shooting occurred.

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 🙏🏻🙏🏻

— Anthony Rizzo (@ARizzo44) February 14, 2018

Rizzo recently donated $150,000 to help fund new stadium lights for the school and held a fundraiser there this past January. The baseball field was renamed in his honor.

@Cubs FIRST BASEMAN TO HOST FUNDRAISER FOR LOCAL PARKLAND HIGH SCHOOL
RIZZO DONATES $150,000 TO HELP FUND NEW STADIUM LIGHTS; MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL’S BASEBALL FIELD TO BE RENAMED ANTHONY RIZZO FIELD
TICKETS ON SALE TODAY AT 10AM ESThttps://t.co/1FMnqXX3ix pic.twitter.com/daDMDkpPpN

— A. Rizzo Foundation (@RizzoFoundation) November 27, 2017

According to the Associated Press, 17 people have been killed with others injured.

The suspect is a former student who is 19.

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