Over the next several weeks, politicians and news organizations will spend the majority of their allotted air time debating gun control laws in the United States.
What’s important to remember the 17 lives that were lost on Feb. 14th, a day reserved for love but instead turned into unimaginable grief for parents, students, teachers, and a small community in south Florida.
Alyssa Alhadeff, 14, Student
Scott Beigel, 35, Teacher
Martin Duque Anguiano, 14, Student
Nicholas Dworet, 17, Student
Aaron Feis, 37, Assistant Football Coach/Security Guard
Jamie Guttenberg, 14, Student
Chris Hixon, 49, Wrestling Coach/Athletic Director
Luke Hoyer, 15, Student
Cara Loughran, 14, Student
Gina Montalto, 14, Student
Joaquin Oliver, 17, Student
Alaina Petty, 14, Student
Meadow Pollack, 18, Student
Helena Ramsay, 17, Student
Alex Schachter, 14, Student
Carmen Schentrup, 16, Student
Peter Wang, 15, Student
These 17 innocent people were gunned down by a 19-year-old former student who entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a small community just outside of the Everglades and north Coral Springs.
Through this senseless and heartbreaking tragedy, heroes emerged.
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
One victim, Aaron Feis, was a Douglas graduate and was an assistant football coach and a security guard at the school.
Feis shielded students from gunfire after he stepped in front of the gunman and reportedly told the children to run. Feis was shot several times and was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. Later that night, this brave man succumbed to his injuries.
Head to the next page for another brave teacher who saved many lives on that tragic day…