The country was rocked by yet another mass shooting Wednesday, when officials say 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, a former student at the high school who in November donated $150,000 to his alma mater, called for a change after the nation's latest tragedy.
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
The Cubs said Thursday morning that Rizzo has departed spring training in Arizona to head back home and be with his community.
Rizzo/family knew some of the victims, including football coach Aaron Feis, who was killed while shielding students from shooter. #parkland
— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) February 15, 2018
Marjory Stoneman Douglas, which has nearly 3,000 students enrolled, was attacked by a 19-year-old shooter who pulled a fire alarm to lure students out of classrooms.
The suspect in custody, identified as Nikolas Cruz, was a former student who was previously expelled from the school.