Football Coach Died Protecting Students

A hero Football coach and security guard, Aaron Feis, jumped in front of students to protect them from the shooter as bullets hailed down Wednesday at his alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The coach suffered a gunshot wound and was immediately taken to hospital and rushed into surgery, according to the school’s football program and its spokeswoman.

“He died the same way he lived — he put himself second,” spokeswoman, Denise Lehtio said. “He was a very kind soul, a very nice man. He died a hero,” she continued.

Earlier today, the MS Douglas Football team announced via Twitter:

“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”

Aaron Feis, who spent around eight years at the school, was among countless heroes who took brave actions to save student’s lives.

According to CNN, teacher Melissa Falkowski hid 19 students in a closet as the shooting erupted. Most students communicated silently on their phones, she said. Others burst into tears.

“This is the worst nightmare that could ever happen to you,” she told CNN.

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in this tragic shooting.

May God rest his soul.