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Dwyane Wade surprises Stoneman Douglas High School students with a visit after mass shooting

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade paid a surprise visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland following the Feb. 14 mass shooting.


Brittany King


His visit couldn't have come at a better time. 

 

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade made a surprise visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland following the Feb. 14 mass shooting, and the students were over the moon with excitement. 

 

His visit on Wednesday came on the first day of the return to a full-day class schedule since the shooting. A handful of students eagerly posted footage from Wade's visit to social media. 

As a figure in this state, as one of the top figures, it's my duty to make sure I continue to let my voice be heard. So I just wanted to get in front of them, meet them, talk to them, thank them and share some stories.

Wade has been very outspoken about his outrage over the shootings and voiced his support for the students. He dedicated the remainder of this season to Joaquin Oliver, one of the 17 victims killed in the shooting after learning that the 17-year-old was buried in a Miami Heat Dwyane Wade replica jersey. He also was able to meet with the victim's family on March 3 ahead of the Heats home game against the Detroit Pistons.

 

"As a figure in this state, as one of the top figures, it's my duty to make sure I continue to let my voice be heard," Wade told the Sun-Sentinel after meeting the Oliver family. "So I just wanted to get in front of them, meet them, talk to them, thank them and share some stories."

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