Tragic: Hero football coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS has died

Aaron Feis, the hero assistant football coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL who reportedly jumped in front of bullets yesterday to shield students, has succumbed to his wounds:

Received a text message from Douglas coach Willis May that assistant coach Aaron Feis has passed away. Family was informed after midnight. #PrayforDouglashttps://t.co/FkqrFXelBb

— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) February 15, 2018

According to the @SunSentinel the Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS football coach who shielded students from a spray of bullets has died. Aaron Feis stood in between the shooter and his targets. He literally sacrificed his life to save others. A true hero. #Parkland

— Amy Lawrence (@ALawRadio) February 15, 2018

Douglas football coach Willis May: “I heard Aaron [Feis] say [on the radio], ‘No, that is not firecrackers.’ That’s the last I heard of him.”

May confirmed Feis died, saving a girl from shots fired. His family was notified around midnight. https://t.co/UUL7tOyDIC

— David Furones (@DavidFurones_) February 15, 2018

Feis also worked as a security guard at the school. From the Miami Herald:

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.

Feis graduated from Douglas High School in 1999 and leaves behind a wife and daughter. From the Sun Sentinel:

Feis played center for the Eagles from 1995-98. A 1999 graduate of Douglas, he first returned to his alma mater as a coach in 2002.

He resided in Coral Springs and leaves behind a wife named Melissa and a daughter, according to his bio.

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