2 Florida High School Shooting Heroes are From New York
Two heroes who lost their lives saving students during the tragedy at a Florida high school are from New York.
Aaron Feis, 37, was fatally shot as he blocked other students from the shooter, according to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas football team’s Twitter.
“He died a hero and he will forever be in our hearts and memories,” the football team tweeted.
Feis, a football coach and security guard at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School grew up on Long Island, in West Islip, Newsday reports.
Scott Beigel, 35, a teacher at the school, was killed while he protected students in his classroom. Newsday reports he grew up in Dix Hills.
Both are credited with saving the lives of several students.
Armed with an AR-15 rifle, Nikolas Cruz opened fire after setting off a fire alarm at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, police say.
At least 17 are dead. The victims include students and adults. Over a dozen are injured, many with life-threatening injuries. It's the third worst school shooting in U.S. history.
Cruz, 19, is a former student at the school who was expelled for disciplinary reasons last year, police say.
Nikolas and his brother were adopted by Lynda and Roger Cruz of Long Island. The couple raised the boys in Florida.
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