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
Aaron Feis was a security guard and assistant football coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the team wrote on social media. They said he was shot while shielding students from the gunfire.
Before his death was announced, senior Gabrielle Pupo, who said she is close to Feis, spoke to ABC News.
“When I took my headphones off, the alarm was going off, and I heard the shots. And then I saw the shooter run after Mr. Feis, and I saw Mr. Feis get shot,” she said.
“He died a hero and he will forever be in our hearts and memories,” the football team wrote.
This is a developing story. Check back for more details about the victims as we learn them.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.