Alex Schachter Death and obituary, Parkland School Shooting Victim
Alex Schachter, one of 17 people killed in the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, hopes to attend the University of Connecticut and become a freshman there this fall. Now, a fraternity at the University of Connecticut has posthumously awarded Schachter to the group.
Schacht, who was 14 when he was killed, was posthumously admitted to the school and became an honorary member of the brass band.
In this undated photo provided by Lisa Jackson Nesmith, Alex Schachter poses during a school band performance. Schachter is a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, former student Nicolas Cruz was killed when he opened fire at the school.
His mother went to the University of Connecticut, and his father, Max Schachter, attended another university, where he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi, which held an induction ceremony Monday night.
Max Schachter said the National Fraternity is raising money for a nonprofit founded by the Alex family in Alex’s memory, Safe School for Alex. It provides school safety best practices and resources for students, parents, school districts and law enforcement to ensure all children can learn in a safe environment.
He said the fraternity has also started a “Schacht No Shave” campaign, where members accept donations to grow beards.
“For me, it’s a mix of happiness and sadness at the same time,” he said. “I miss Alex every day, and I know he’ll be happy to go to UConn, be in their marching band and be in sorority.”