Chicago Cubs player speaks at Florida vigil--a graduate of Douglas HS

 Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is a graduate of the Florida, high school where a gunman killed 17 people on Wednesday (February 15th), and he left training camp to travel to Parkland Thursday night to attend a candlelight vigil for the victims. Rizzo, a 2007 graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, spoke emotionally to the more than 1,000 people who attended, saying, "While I don't have all the answers, I know that something has to change, before this is visited on another community, and another community, and another community." Rizzo spoke about the students, saying, "I've been very impressed with talking to the students and how they're taking care of each other and how they're coming together. I'm so grateful to the teachers, the coaches, the administration and all the first responders that tried to protect them." He also expressed his feelings for Parkland, saying, "I am only who I am because of this community."


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