Football coach "died a hero" shielding students during Florida high school massacre

Florida high school football coach reportedly shot while shielding students from gunman

A football coach is being hailed as a hero for his actions in front of the shooter at Douglas High School

Willie May, the school's head football coach, told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that he heard Feis responding to a report on the school's walkie-talkie about a sound that resembled firecrackers.

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Eagles football team's Twitter account confirmed the staff member's death in a statement issued on Thursday. Feis also served as a security guard at the school.

After offering his "prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the awful Florida shooting" and mentioning his conversation with Florida Governor Rick Scott Wednesday afternoon, President Trump finally addressed the devastating high school shooting in Parkland, Florida Thursday morning.

Marjory Stoneman football coach Willis May said Feis was a "Big ol' teddy bear".

So much love and appreciation for the fearless, kind souls who did everything they could to protect these students under such terrifying circumstances. May also revealed to the newspaper that the last words he heard from Feis were "No, that is not firecrackers." before he went to his duties as one of the school's security personnel.

Marc Pollack said his cousin Jaime Guttenberg, who attended the school where the shooting happened, was an "awesome young girl" in a Facebook post following the killings.

"When Aaron Feis died, when he was killed, tragically, inhumanely, he did it protecting others, I can guarantee that, that's who Aaron Feis was", added Israel. "He died a hero, and he will forever he in our hearts and memories", the tweet said.

Earlier in the day, the community was hopeful that Feis, who was himself a 1999 Douglas graduate and who dedicated his entire career to working at the school, would ultimately survive his injuries, the Miami Herald reported. Real good line. He did a great job with the [offensive] line. A gunman, whom police identified as 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz, opened fire on students in the afternoon.

"I coached with him". He was a hard worker. I love this man with all my heart.

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