Assistant football coach killed in Parkland school shooting being hailed as hero

Assistant football coach killed in Parkland school shooting being hailed as hero

Assistant football coach killed in Parkland school shooting being hailed as hero

Assistant football coach and security guard Aaron Feis died trying to protect students from bullets, per several reports.

Aaron Feis, an assistant football coach and security guard at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, was among the 17 people shot and killed Wednesday at the Florida high school. "That's the last I heard of him". The suspect, Nikolas Cruz, 19, was expelled from the school a year ago for unspecified disciplinary reasons. The suspected shooter is 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who was a former student at the school. It's not clear where Feis was during the shooting.

During today's news briefing, the sheriff spoke about the effect that Coach Feis had on the community.

Hoffman said before Israel announced Feis' death, "He's very well dedicated to the safety of the school during the daytime".

Also, it was suggested that a local National Football League team honor Feis.

Feis leaves behind a wife and a young daughter, his brother said, and his family often spent the holidays with Feis' loved ones.

Nicholas Dworet
Nicholas Dworet

"Without her, who knows how many of us would have died, 'cause we were easily 100 feet away from the freshman building", Hogg said, "and again, we thought this was a drill".

"I saw him with a gun and then I saw two people fall, and then I saw Mr. Feis fall and he said, 'Get back inside, '" Pupo recalled.

Head football coach Willis May gave the Sun-Sentinel his account of what happened.

An online fundraising campaign in honor of a Florida high school football coach killed while shielding students from a rifle-toting shooter raised more than $15,500 in its first five hours Thursday.

As America reeled from the shooting, one of Feis's students took to Twitter to ask users to pray for his injured coach before he was confirmed dead. Just a good man. "If his family is watching this, please know that your son or your brother was an incredible person".

Feis' online biography at the team website said he played center at the school from 1995-98, and worked with both junior varsity and varsity lineman.

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