At Tuesday night's Seattle Mariners game, images of two young faces stood out on a billboard above the crowd. One was Paul Lee, who died in last month's Seattle Pacific University shooting. The other was 14-year-old Emilio Hoffman, the sole victim in Tuesday's shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon.
— Randy Crawford (@jamm43) June 11, 2014
Safeco Park wasn't the only place Hoffman is being remembered. Other local teams held or are planning to hold moments of silence. Outside of Reynolds High School Tuesday night, students and community members held a candlelight vigil.
Hoffman was a big soccer fan, and was part of the soccer program at his school.
RIP to a great soccer player and a great friend, Emilio Hoffman. #family
— Reynolds Boys Soccer (@ReynoldsSoccer) June 10, 2014
In the midst of the grief and confusion, those affected by the Oregon shooting are also praising the staff at Reynolds High. "Without the quick and well-executed response, this tragedy could have been much worse," the Reynolds School District said in a statement. Teacher Todd Rispler, despite being injured in the shooting, instituted the lockdown that authorities said could have saved lives. Naturally, people around the Web are expressing their gratitude.
— Katherine Cook (@KCookKGW) June 11, 2014
— Laural Porter (@LauralPorter) June 11, 2014