Seven Valencia College students were among the victims killed at the Pulse nightclub shooting early Sunday morning.

  • Amanda Alvear, 25
  • Oscar A. Arancena-Montero, 26
  • Cory James Connell, 21
  • Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26
  • Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22
  • Jason Benjamin Josaphat,19
  • Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20

Juan Ramon Guerrero was also a UCF student. Valencia College confirmed the names of these students and shared their condolences to the families of the victims.

"We join with the Orlando community to come together and stand in love and acceptance against the hatred and ignorance that led to this tragedy. We stand in solidarity with every member of our community to mourn, to comfort, to unite — and ensure that Orlando is a safe and respectful community for all."

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