Aaron Feis, a security guard working at Marjory Stonemason Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is being hailed a hero tonight after his courageous move to protect students. As gunfire rang out, Feis reportedly jumped in front of students to shield them.
On Instagram, a former student wrote, “This, ladies and gentlemen, is the face of a hero. Coach Aaron Feis was injured protecting a student in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and, at last report, is in critical condition. He is a friend to all students that know him. He was always so nice to me when I went to school there.”
Feis has dutifully served as a security guard at the school for the past eight years.
Another former student noted on twitter, “My heart goes out to Coach Feis. Man has been a presence at Douglas long before he was ever my JV football coach. I hope he pulls thru and retires to be with his family. That man LOVES Douglas with all his heart and I’m not surprised he did what he did to save those students.”
At 12 AM EST, the police confirmed a coach had perished in the tragedy. As of 4 AM EST, the MS Douglas Football twitter account confirmed the death of Aaron Feis. “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.”
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H/T Miami Herald