Douglas High School is currently suffering from the worst nightmare any school can go imagine, as the South Florida school is the latest victim of an active shooter.
As of Wednesday night, the official death toll is up to 17 victims in and around the school. The alleged suspect in the shooting has been taken into custody by the police.
While news of the deaths is horrific, apparently, it could have been much worse if not for assistant football coach Aaron Feis. According to the Miami Herald, and accounts from members of the Douglas High School community on social media, the coach sacrificed himself in order to shield students from gunfire. Feis’ condition is not known at this time.
According to the Miami Herald’s report, Feis has served as a security guard at the school for eight years.
Can everyone please take a second to pray for my coach today he took serval bullets covering other students at Douglas . pic.twitter.com/8AMG7t6tpH
— Charlie Rothkopf (@RothkopfCharlie) February 14, 2018
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.
Source: Saturday Down South