'Nothing Is Shocking Anymore, It's Horrible': Teacher Recalls Having Shooter in Class

A heroic football coach sprinted as fast as he could toward the gunfire to save students from a gunman inside a Florida high school Wednesday. 

Stories of Aaron Feis' incredible heroism are being shared by students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed. 

Feis, who was also a security guard at the school, was the first of the victims to be identified. He sustained fatal wounds when he threw himself in front of the bullets to protect students. 

A student named Colton said Feis was outside in his golf cart when the gunfire erupted around 2:30pm local time. 

"He was a big man. He sprinted with everything he had towards it to make sure everybody was safe. I heard he got in front of a couple of people and shielded them. He actually took the bullets for them," the student explained. 

Feis is survived by his wife and a young daughter, according to the school's website. Authorities said Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former student, pulled a fire alarm to draw students out into the hallways before opening fire. 

Police said he was wearing a gas mask and also had smoke grenades with him. Cruz escaped the school before police arrested him nearby about an hour later.

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