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Flyers’ Shayne Gostisbehere reacts to shooting at old high school

Flyers’ Shayne Gostisbehere reacts to shooting at old high school

The following article appeared on www.nhl.nbcsports.com on Thursday, February 15, 2018 featuring Union alum and current member of the Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere.

By Sean Leahy

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday meant a heavy heart for Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere.

The 24-year-old Pembroke Pines, Florida native spent two years at the high school before transferring his junior year to a prep school in Connecticut. He only learned of the horrible tragedy after receiving a text message from a friend and then watched the coverage at home with his girlfriend.

“They always say it [hits] close to home, but when it’s actually home it’s pretty tough to see,” said Gostisbehere, who grew up a 10-minute drive from the school. “I haven’t really processed it yet. I still can’t believe it. I was just in that school. I was only in there for two years, but I felt safe at that school every day I was there. Just to see something like that happen and to those kids and those teachers and whatnot, it sucks.”

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