Adams honors ‘heroes of the month’ including Parkland School victim • Caribbean Life

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams on Wednesday presented a posthumous “Hero of the Month” award and ceremonial wreath to 15-year-old Brooklyn-born student Peter Wang, who was tragically killed while bravely holding the door open in his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl, so that his classmates could escape a mass shooter.

On Feb. 14, a 19-year-old assailant opened fire using an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle resulting in the death of 14 students and three staff members.

Wang was a freshman at the school and had moved from Brooklyn to Parkland a year-and-a-half ago with his Chinese immigrant parents so that he could join the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program at…

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