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Foreign Affairs Ministry confirms teen of Jamaican heritage was killed in Florida school shooting

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:40 PM
Denyse Christian, visits a makeshift memorial with her son Adin Christian, 16, a student at the school, outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, in Parkland, Florida.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is confirmed that a student of Jamaican heritage was killed in last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

She is 17-year-old Helena Ramsey.

The shooter shot and killed 17 students.

In a statement, foreign affairs minister, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, expressed condolences to the family of the dead Jamaican teen as well as to the families and friends of the other victims.

Parkland, a largely residential area to the west of Broward County, has a small population of Jamaicans or persons of Jamaican heritage.

Johnson Smith said her ministry is in constant communication with Jamaica’s Consulate General in Miami and the Country and Federal offices.

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