The principal of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School delivered this powerful message to his students and to the world after a mass shooting at his school.

Ty Thompson promised to hug all 3,300 students and their families during this trying time.

The principal thanked all who have reached out to his school during this difficult time and asked for all to remember those affected by the shooting at his school, which took 17 innocent lives.

He explained that protocol at his school in Parkland, FL helped save lives. Sadly, they were prepared for the worst of days.

Principal Thompson ended his video message with the powerful words, "We are MSD Strong. Continue to send us your thoughts and prayers. And God bless the Stoneman Douglas Eagle Nation.”