Football coach and high school security guard at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Aaron Feis was one of the 17 people killed at the high school on Wednesday, February 13, 2018, according to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.
“I know Aaron personally.” I coached with him, my two boys played for him. I don’t know when Aaron’s funeral is, I don’t know how many adults will go, but you’ll get 2,000 kids there. The kids in this community loved him. They adored him. He was one of the greatest people I knew. He was a phenomenal man.”
— Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel
Witnesses said when shots were fired, Feis quickly shielded students with his body, preventing two student from being shot.
Aaron Feis, age 37, was an assistant football coach, security guard and an alumnus of the high school. When an alert was sounded over the intercom, Feis responded as security guard. His last words were heard on the school’s portable radio frequency: “No, that is not firecrackers.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 15, 2018
Hero football coach Aaron Feis died after shielding students during Florida school mass shooting:
"He shielded two kids from being shot. He took the bullets himself.” https://t.co/WOnhhp4kJM
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 15, 2018
Report: Football coach Aaron Feis stepped in front of Parkland school shooter to shield bullets from students.
— 247Sports (@247Sports) February 15, 2018
“He was one of the greatest people I knew, a phenomenal man & I don't know the specifics yet but I can tell you that when Aaron Feis died, when he was killed tragically and inhumanely, he did it to protect others. You can guarantee that,” sheriff says of coach killed in shooting pic.twitter.com/vy6CqyzGlP
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 15, 2018
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