Graduates of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School held a fundraiser Monday evening to benefit the school days after a gunman killed 17 students and faculty members.
Aamir Rahman, a 2008 graduate from Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, organized the event.
“I saw it on the news and I could not believe, it” Rhaman told PIX11 News. "I saw the faces of those kids and I saw myself in those shoes and I saw myself walking those halls and I saw the pain in their eyes and there was something we needed to do."
Hundreds attended, packing the bar for two hours, and at least $13,000 was raised for the families and their victims. Thousands more in cash and credit card donations yet to be counted.
Shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was in court Monday for a brief appearance. The 19-year -old alleged shooter has been charged with premeditated murder of 17 students and staffers at his former high school.