PARKLAND, Fla. –A petition was created to honor a student who was killed last week in the Florida school shooting while helping his classmates get to safety.
15-year-old Peter Wang was among the 17 killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14.
The suspect, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, targeted students and staff. Cruz was later captured by Florida police.
Wang was in his Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps uniform when he was killed while holding doors open for other students, allowing them to seek safety.
Now, a petition is calling for a full honors military burial for Wang.
The petition reads:
“Peter Wang, 15, was one of the students killed in Florida this past week. He was a Jrotc Cadet who was last seen, in uniform, holding doors open and thus allowing other students, teachers, and staff to flee to safety. Wang was killed in the process. His selfless and heroic actions have led to the survival of dozens in the area. Wang died a hero, and deserves to be treated as such, and deserves a full honors military burial.”
The petition needs to collect 100,000 signatures by March 18 to receive a response from the White House.
15-year-old Peter Wang, a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet, was shot and killed while ushering others to safety during Wednesday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Peter was wearing his JROTC uniform & died a hero. https://t.co/cVIpamSnpE pic.twitter.com/5VJi5MszqO
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) February 19, 2018