Broward Co. Sheriff shares tragic story of hero coach killed in school shooting

New details are beginning to emerge about those tragic moments when gunfire erupted at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in parkland, Florida.

Posted: Feb 15, 2018 3:03 PM

New details are beginning to emerge about those tragic moments when gunfire erupted at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in parkland, Florida.

Among the 17 people killed in that massacre, a beloved football coach.

Witnesses said Assistant Coach Aaron Feis acted as a human shield to protect students from the gunfire.

He is being hailed as a hero.

During today's news briefing, the sheriff spoke about the effect that Coach Feis had on the community.

"I don't know about the incident yet or what actually his performance was but I know Aaron personally,” Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said in reflection of his friend killed. “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 are going to 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's a phenomenal man, and I don't know the specifics yet, but I can tell you what, when Aaron Feis died, when he was killed, tragically, inhumanely, he did it protecting others, you can guarantee that, because that's who Aaron Feis was."

Coach Feis had been a football coach at the high school for more than ten years and had played there himself as a student.

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