Jamaican Teen Among 17 Killed in Florida School Shooting

Written by on February 19, 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is confirmed that a student of Jamaican heritage was killed in last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

She is 17-year-old Helena Ramsey.

The shooter shot and killed 17 students.

In a statement, foreign affairs minister, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, expressed condolences to the family of the dead Jamaican teen as well as to the families and friends of the other victims.

Parkland, a largely residential area to the west of Broward County, has a small population of Jamaicans or persons of Jamaican heritage.

Johnson Smith said her ministry is in constant communication with Jamaica’s Consulate General in Miami and the Country and Federal offices.

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