Amidst Florida Shooting Massacre, One Brave Coach Took On Bullets To Save Students

| February 15 , 2018 , 11:22 IST

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida became the site of tragedy on Wednesday, after a 19-year-old gunman shot and killed 17 people. Amidst the massacre, one football coach is being hailed for his bravery, as he stepped in front of bullets to save students, becoming critically wounded himself.

Football Coach Aaron Feis who has also worked in security for the school and has been connected there his entire working career, on Wednesday reportedly jumped in front of students to protect them from the shooter, and got shot himself.

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While initial rumours said that the brave Coach Feis had passed, the son of the school's head coach confirmed that he was alive, but had gotten shot.

A former student shared an update on Coach Feis on Instagram, saying that his situation was critical, and within hours, wishes for speedy recovery were pouring in.

"This, ladies and gentlemen, if 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, and I know he is close with my brother and his friends. Please, take a moment to send healing prayers for him," posted Angelica Losada.

Others shared wishes for the Coach on Twitter:

The gunman, identified as Nikolas Cruz was reportedly a former student of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, expelled for unspecified disciplinary reasons.

Sherry Mitchell

He isn't dead.