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UFC fighter Alexey Oleynik’s daughter safe after Florida school shooting

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Alexey Oleynik at UFC 213 last year after his victory over Travis Browne.
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The daughter of a UFC fighter is safe after a shooting Wednesday at a Florida high school.

Alexey Oleynik’s daughter Polina attends Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and was in school during the mass shooting, but was unharmed, Oleynik’s manager Abe Kawa confirmed with MMA Fighting following tweets from the UFC heavyweight about the situation.

Oleynik posted photos and video on social media, including one of Polina being interviewed by a news station regarding the shooting.

“No comment, terrible parents moments,” Oleynik wrote on Instagram.

Authorities said Wednesday there were numerous fatalities at the school, which is about 25 miles from Fort Lauderdale.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Twitter that the shooter is in custody.

Oleynik, a 40-year-old native of Ukraine, is scheduled to fight Junior Albini at UFC 224 on May 12 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.