American football coach ‘died a hero’ as he tried to protect students
Aaron Feis spent his entire coaching career at Marjory Stoneman after playing there as a student.
An American football coach who also worked as a security guard is among the dead in a school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Parkland, Florida.
The football programme at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tweeted that assistant coach Aaron Feis died while selflessly shielding students.
The tweet ends: “He died a hero and he will forever be in our hearts and memories.”
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 pic.twitter.com/O181FvuHl3— MS Douglas Football (@MSDEagles) February 15, 2018
The team website said Mr Feis graduated from the school in 1999 and worked mainly with the junior varsity and that he lived in nearby Coral Springs with his wife and daughter.
A former student is charged with using an AR-15 to kill 17 people at the school. Mr Feis spent his entire coaching career at Marjory Stoneman after playing there as a student.