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Kansas RB Khalil Herbert asks for prayers for his former high school in wake of school shooter

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After another tragic school shooting that has left 17 people dead, Kansas running back Khalil Herbert tweeted out his support and prayers for his high school alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Herbert grew up in Coral Springs, Florida, and attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School before transferring to a nearby private school, American Heritage (a football powerhouse).

He was a three-star running back coming out of high school and chose KU over Wisconsin, Mississippi State and other Group of 5 and FCS schools.

The disaster that killed 17 includes assistant football coach Aaron Feis, who died when he threw himself in front of students to protect them from oncoming bullets. According to reports, Feis was the one running towards the gunshots.

Also killed was athletic director Chris Hixon.

Prayers for all those involved in another senseless tragedy.

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