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Amid The Terrible Stories Of A School Shooting, A Story Of A Hero

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 9:15 am

The tragedy that occurred yesterday at a high school in Parkland, Florida is hard to process. Someone who would shoot and kill high school students is surely the worst humanity has to offer. I won’t speak the shooter’s name. He doesn’t deserve it. But one man’s name deserves to be spoken and remembered: Aaron Feis, who saved several students as he sacrificed himself:

Football coach Aaron Feis threw himself in front of students as bullets hailed down Wednesday at his alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

It would become perhaps the final act undertaken by this assistant coach and security guard, who suffered a gunshot wound and later died after he was rushed into surgery, according to the school’s football program and its spokeswoman, Denise Lehtio.

“He died the same way he lived — he put himself second,” Lehtio said. “He was a very kind soul, a very nice man. He died a hero.”

Initially it looked like Feis might make it, but it was not to be:

RIP. May we all keep his example in our minds today.

[Cross-posted at RedState.]


  1. There’s a story now about a 15-year-old boy who was killed while holding the door open for other students to flee. What makes it even more poignant is that he is supposedly a JROTC student who was in uniform at the time. The story needs confirmation, but if it is true it would make another great blog post.

    Comment by JVW — 2/15/2018 @ 2:58 pm

  2. Hear hear.

    Comment by SPQR — 2/15/2018 @ 5:32 pm

  3. The State has involuntarily committed the shooter’s younger brother. This is more tragic every day.

    Comment by DRJ — 2/17/2018 @ 5:56 pm

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