Remember the name: Aaron Feis.
He is the first of the fatalities to be confirmed from the Parkland, FL high school shooting on Wednesday. He died in such a heroic manner: using himself as a shield for other students.
He was an assistant football coach and security guard at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Witnesses say they saw him jump in front of students who were about to get shot. The gunman ended up shooting Coach Feis who was first listed in critical condition, but unfortunately, soon after that he passed away.
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 pic.twitter.com/O181FvuHl3
— MS Douglas Football (@MSDEagles) February 15, 2018
It takes an extraordinary amount of courage and bravery, among others, to run toward the danger in an act to save students. Let alone, jumping in front of some of them to save them from flying bullets.
Coach Aaron Feis lived a hero and died one. Please pray for his family and the families of the other victims. May he rest in peace.
this is one of the genuinely greatest people to walk this earth. jumped infront of the bullets to save some students lives… unbelievable. Rest in Paradise, Coach Aaron Feis https://t.co/tIaWfEdZKD
— mike schmidt 🅥 (@mikeeschmidt) February 15, 2018