Reports of a true hero have emerged from the tragic shooting that took place in Florida on Wednesday.
CARA LOUGHRANMEADOW POLLACKALEX SCHACHTERNICHOLAS DWORETSCOTT BIEGELGINA MONTALTOAARON FEISAaron Feis was a security guard and assistant football coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the team wrote on social media.
May told the Sun Sentinel that a student told him that Feis pushed her out of the line of fire while jumping between her and the shooter.
"It is with Great sadness that our Football Family has learned about the death of Aaron Feis", the Douglas football team's Twitter account posted early Thursday morning.More news: Danica Patrick: Aaron Rodgers to be at Daytona 500
The school security guard was the first to respond to reports of danger over the school's walkie-talkies. He selflessly shielded students from the shooter when he was shot.
"Coach Feis is a man of simple means who always puts himself before others", reads the message from Ben Gajus, who says all funds will go to the shooting victims.
Football coach Willis May told the Florida Sun Sentinel that Feis was shot while helping a student. He stepped in front of students as shots were being fired. "He actually took the bullets for them". "You can guarantee that because that's who Aaron Feis was". Absolutely broken. For this coach and all coaches. "I knew both of them very well".
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Students released from a lockdown walk away following a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.
Feis, who lived in Coral Springs, Florida, leaves behind a wife, Melissa, and a daughter. Loved his family. Loved his brother.
"Big ol' teddy bear", May said of Feis to the Sun Sentinel. "Hardcore - he coached hard". "That's that last I heard of him". He had my back. He added they later saw the shooter outside the office window, trying to blend in with students evacuating. "We need more people in this insane world like him".
So much love and appreciation for the fearless, kind souls who did everything they could to protect these students under such terrifying circumstances. The only face and name that deserves our attention right now is Aaron Feis and the 16 other people who lost their lives to this senseless act of violence.More news: Fox to also air NFL Draft, along with ESPN, NFL Network