Dwyane Wade surprises Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with visit

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Miami Heat basketball star Dwyane Wade paid a surprise visit to students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade paid a surprise visit to students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, writing on Twitter that he is “looking forward to being more involved in the change that they will create” after a shooting at the school last month left 17 dead.

According to social-media posts from students, Wade arrived at the school during a lunch period and addressed a crowd in the cafeteria. Wednesday marked a return to normalcy at the Parkland, Fla., school, as it was the first full day with regular class schedules since the Feb. 14 mass shooting.

“I just wanted to come and say I’m inspired by all of you,” Wade told the students as part of his remarks. “As someone out here in the public eye, I’m proud to say I’m from this state because of you guys, because of the future of this world because of you guys. So I just say thank you.”

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