4 more funerals held today for teens gunned down at Florida high school

PHOTO: Peter Wangs mother, Hui, cries as she is helped into a waiting car by her family after the memorial service for her 15-year-old son at Kraeer Funeral Home in Coral Springs, Fla., on Feb. 20, 2018.PlayTaimy Alvarez/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP
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More funerals were held today for Florida teenagers who were gunned down at their high school six days ago.

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Cara Loughran, Gina Montalto, Carmen Schentrup and Peter Wang will be laid to rest. They were among the 17 people killed in the Valentine's Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The suspect, a former student, was arrested.

Peter, 15, was a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadet and was killed in his uniform while helping his classmates to safety, witnesses said, according to ABC affiliate WPLG. His friends started a petition for him to be buried with military honors.

PHOTO: Peter Wang, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is seen in this photo near a memorial in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 16, 2018.Allen Breed/AP
Peter Wang, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is seen in this photo near a memorial in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 16, 2018.

PHOTO: Candles for victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are placed at a vigil at Pine Trail Park in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 16, 2018.Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Candles for victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are placed at a vigil at Pine Trail Park in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 16, 2018.

"I want people to know that he died a hero," friend Aiden Ortiz said, according to WPLG. "That he died saving many people."

PHOTO: Mourners hold flowers during the funeral for Peter Wang at Kraeer Funeral Home in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 20, 2018.Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP
Mourners hold flowers during the funeral for Peter Wang at Kraeer Funeral Home in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 20, 2018.

PHOTO: Alex Wang holds a picture of his brother, Peter Wang, a victim in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, after his brothers funeral on Feb. 20, 2018, at Kraeer Funeral Home in Coral Springs, Fla.Taimy Alvarez/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP
Alex Wang holds a picture of his brother, Peter Wang, a victim in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, after his brother's funeral on Feb. 20, 2018, at Kraeer Funeral Home in Coral Springs, Fla.

Gina, 14, "was a smart, loving, caring, and strong girl who brightened any room she entered," her mother, Jennifer Montalto, said in a Facebook post.

PHOTO: This photo taken from Facebook shows an undated photo of Gina Montalto, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Facebook via AP
This photo taken from Facebook shows an undated photo of Gina Montalto, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

"She will be missed by our family for all eternity," the post said.

Carmen, 16, "was dedicated and accomplished" and "was going to change the world," her parents said in a statement that was posted on her brother's Facebook page.

PHOTO: Carmen Schentrup is pictured in this undated photo.Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Carmen Schentrup is pictured in this undated photo.

"She was quite literally a 'straight A' student and a National Merit Finalist (Carmen never knew this. Her award letter arrived the day after she died)," the statement said. "Earlier this month, she was accepted into the University of Florida Honors program and was exuberant to begin her college experience. She wanted to become a medical scientist and discover a cure for horrible diseases, like ALS.”

PHOTO: Mourners react as they leave the funeral services for slain Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Carmen Schentrup, Feb. 20, 2018, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Coral Springs, Fla. Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP
Mourners react as they leave the funeral services for slain Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Carmen Schentrup, Feb. 20, 2018, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Coral Springs, Fla.

PHOTO: Members of the Florida state patriot guard riders arrive at the funeral services for slain Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Carmen Schentrup, Feb. 20, 2018, at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Coral Springs, Fla. Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP
Members of the Florida state patriot guard riders arrive at the funeral services for slain Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Carmen Schentrup, Feb. 20, 2018, at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Coral Springs, Fla.

Cara, 14, a freshman, "was an excellent student" who loved the beach and her younger cousins, her aunt, Lindsay Fontana, wrote on Facebook.

PHOTO: Cara Loughran is seen here in this undated file photo.Facebook
Cara Loughran is seen here in this undated file photo.

"We are absolutely gutted," Fontana wrote. "While your thoughts are appreciated, I beg you to DO SOMETHING. This should not have happened to our niece Cara and it can not happen to other people’s families."

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