Hero Football Coach Dies After Shielding Students From School Shooter's Bullets
A football coach died from his wounds after placing himself in front of bullets to protect students from a gunman inside a Florida high school on Wednesday.
Aaron Feis, a football coach and security guard at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is the first of the 17 fatalities to be identified.
It is with Great sadness that our Football Family has learned about the death of Aaron Feis. He was our Assistant Football Coach and security guard. He selflessly shielded students from the shooter when he was shot. He died a hero and he will forever be in our hearts and memories pic.twitter.com/O181FvuHl3
— MS Douglas Football (@MSDEagles) February 15, 2018
This man is a hero. https://t.co/X1kpk3fmMr
— Jillian Mele (@jillianmele) February 15, 2018
A witness to the massacre recounted Feis jumping “in front of bullets to save some students' lives." Feis was said to be beloved by students who often chatted with him on the school grounds, where he served as a security guard and was an assistant on the football coaching staff.
He is survived by his wife and daughter, according to the school website.
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