By: Kyle James | 02-14-2018 | News
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Florida Coach 'Died A Hero' After Shielding Students With His Body

Reports are coming in that the football coach who saved lives by shielding students with his body "died a hero" after being shot in the tragic events that unfolded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The attack claimed the lives of 17 people and many more were wounded. 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz allegedly opened fire at his former school with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle on Valentine's Day. According to Twitter, the school's varsity football assistant coach Aaron Feis was at first critically injured while shielding students during the deadly barrage. A tweet from the school's football team noted that Mr. Feis took fire as he "selflessly shielded students from the shooter."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Every one is talking about a disturbed kid or arguing about <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GunControlNow?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GunControlNow</a>. Lets talk about Aaron Feis. He was a football coach at the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/floridaschoolshooting?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#floridaschoolshooting</a> He stepped in front students sheilding them with his body. He was shot multiple times and died saving the kids he loved. <a href="https://t.co/llc02CM6nQ">pic.twitter.com/llc02CM6nQ</a></p>&mdash; Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) <a href="https://twitter.com/TimKennedyMMA/status/963992082615619584?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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"He died a hero and he will forever be in our hearts and memories," was tweeted from the MS Douglas football team Twitter account. Douglas High football player Charlie Rothkopf tweeted in regards Feis' bravery as he provided cover for students.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Report: Football coach Aaron Feis stepped in front of Parkland school shooter to shield bullets from students.<br><br>Hero:<a href="https://t.co/LmRlgJ4NoJ">https://t.co/LmRlgJ4NoJ</a> <a href="https://t.co/N3O2BErPZ2">pic.twitter.com/N3O2BErPZ2</a></p>&mdash; 247Sports (@247Sports) <a href="https://twitter.com/247Sports/status/963972130508591105?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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"Can everyone please take a second to pray for my coach today he took serval [sic] bullets covering other students at Douglas," Mr Rothkopf shared.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Report: Football coach Aaron Feis stepped in front of Parkland school shooter to shield bullets from students.<br><br>Hero:<a href="https://t.co/LmRlgJ4NoJ">https://t.co/LmRlgJ4NoJ</a> <a href="https://t.co/N3O2BErPZ2">pic.twitter.com/N3O2BErPZ2</a></p>&mdash; 247Sports (@247Sports) <a href="https://twitter.com/247Sports/status/963972130508591105?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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In addition to coaching, Mr. Feis did security detail at the school as campus monitor, according to the school's website. NY Post reports he had been a security guard for 8 years. Angelica Losada shared on Instagram how Mr. Feis had always been a "friend to all students that know him." Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel announced that the community had "lost a football coach from Stoneman at this high school", but did not release a name.

Source:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-15/hero-football-coach-steps-in-front-of-florida-gunman/9451024

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Anonymous No. 18466 2018-02-15 : 10:59

A hero dies and the murdering crap will likely not see execution for 20 + years.

IF he does ever get to the death chamber he'll likely get a peaceful sleep inducted death.

We really need to serious review the Death Penalty process in the USA.

We need a special state court section that ONLY handles Death Penalty Cases.

Prosecutors and judges that only handle Murder cases.

A process that stream lines appeals to each higher level and resolves them in a timely manner.

We need to bring back Public Hangings and/or Firing squads.

Because NO convicted killer should live longer than the victims family and die more peacefully than his/her victims.

Anonymous No. 18475 2018-02-15 : 12:06

Now that CNN and the MSM for had their AR-15 Hype day…

It turns out it may have been a shotgun.

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