Assistant football coach Aaron Feis is being hailed a hero, as reports have come out that he shielded students from bullets when a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday.
Reports say Coach Aaron Feis has passed away from woulds he sustained while using his body to sheild students from the #ParklandShooting. I‘m praying for his family & friends. He showed true bravery & selflessness. There is no greater deed than sacrificing your life. 🙏🏻#HERO pic.twitter.com/3ROn355lg9— DCBlueStar ⚡️ (@DCBlueStar) February 15, 2018
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 Miami Herald writes:
In addition to coaching football, Feis worked as a security guard at the school for at least eight years and took his role protecting students very seriously, said Andrew Hofmann, a former student at the school who recently coached the swimming and water polo teams.
Hofmann described the coach as “a quiet person” with a good sense of humor. “When there’s a funny joke, he is always laughing for sure,” he said.
My wife went to Douglass and sees this coach everyday at Dunkin Donuts every morning m. She broke down crying when she thought he died. She says he is one of the most good hearted person she has ever met.— Mr.mpk (@M_PorterKnowles) February 15, 2018
Feis graduated from Stoneman Douglas High in 1999 and worked at the school for his entire coaching career, according to his bio on the school’s website.
To Mr. Aaron Feis thank you for your sacrifice. #hero#parkland— Michael Kingsley Jr (@mkgodstnd) February 15, 2018
Aaron Feis is a hero— Travis Turbe (@Turbe_travis) February 15, 2018
Assistant football coach Aaron Feis was among those killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The team said he died while protecting students from the gunman. https://t.co/EsFyfaLVA6— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 15, 2018