These Two Brothers Were Texting Each Other From Inside The Florida Shooting And The Messages Are Heartbreaking

A text conversation between two brothers at the Florida shooting and a video from inside the school
Twitter / @SzZeif and Twitter / @Melody_Ball

On February 14, 17 people were killed in the Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. As the nation continues to reel from the tragedy, survivors from the mass shooting are flooding social media to tell their stories, many of which are, quite honestly, hard to read.

It was just another day at school for Sam Zeif when the shots rang out and students and teachers began taking cover. But Sam wasn’t just worrying for his own safety in that moment — he was worrying about his brother, who was on the floor above him.

Sam tweeted screenshots of their text conversation in the midst of the shooting, and honestly, they’re heartbreaking. Their fear and their love for one another make it a little hard to read.

Twitter / @SzZeif
Twitter / @SzZeif
Twitter / @SzZeif

Honestly, if the tweet didn’t get me, the text exchange did. Can you imagine being in a situation like that with your sibling, not knowing whether you’ll both get out alive? Can you imagine that fear, not only that you fear for your own life, but for your brother’s?

The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will not be silenced. They will tell their stories, they will speak their minds, they will make a difference — even if they’re just reminding you that life is short, and that you should love the people in your life wholeheartedly while you can. TC mark


More From Thought Catalog

  • Annabel

    So heartbreaking, still in shock. Those poor kids, teachers and parents, my thoughts go out to you all xxx

  • These Two Brothers Were Texting Each Other From Inside The Florida Shooting And The Messages Are Heartbreaking – Zapwee

    […] Though Catalog […]

  • A High School Security Guard Thwarted A Mass Shooting Just Two Days After The Florida Shooting | Thought Catalog

    […] two days after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead, one astute security guard may have stopped another from happening across […]

  • The Obamas Have An Inspiring Message For The Florida Shooting Survivors And It’s Making Twitter Emotional | Thought Catalog

    […] doing what you’re doing, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students. You’re making our nation — and our leaders — […]

  • A Teacher Fired Shots In A Georgia High School And It Just Shows That Arming Teachers Isn’t The Solution | Thought Catalog

    […] today, exactly two weeks after the Florida shooting, a teacher at Dalton High School in Dalton, Georgia fired a gun and barricaded himself in a […]

  • There Was Another School Shooting In Michigan And The Florida Shooting Survivors Have A Lot To Say | Thought Catalog

    […] they aren’t getting their point across. It’s been a little over two weeks since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left 17 of their peers and mentors dead, and since then there have already been several other […]

  • 10 Awesome Responses From The Parkland Students Forced To Wear Clear Backpacks To School | Thought Catalog

    […] week, students at Stoneman Marjory Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida returned to classes only to be greeted with new, mandatory gear: clear […]

blog comments powered by Disqus