Amidst the tragedy of Wednesday’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, there are tales of bravery. On Twitter, a story of an assistant football coach sacrificing his life to save his students has emerged.
According to the Miami Herald, Coach Aaron Feis was shot during the Parkland shooting that killed 17 and injured 14 others.
“Coach Feis has not passed. He was shot but is not dead,” Jordan May, another coach at the high school, said on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon. However, by 9 PM, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel announced that “a beloved football coach is dead.” The name of that coach was not disclosed. May’s original quote has since been deleted.
Sick to my stomach….
— Jordan May (@Coach_JordanMay) February 14, 2018
The football team’s Twitter wrote, “He selflessly shielded students from the shooter when he was shot. He died a hero.” According to the Sun