Aaron Feis, Football Coach, Killed as He Shielded Students

Football coach who shielded students from Florida shooter died as he lived – by putting himself second

Aaron Feis, Football Coach, Killed as He Shielded Students

JOAQUIN OLIVERJAMIE GUTTENBERGJamie was a student at the school.

Students run with their hands in the air following a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.

CARA LOUGHRANMEADOW POLLACKALEX SCHACHTERNICHOLAS DWORETSCOTT BIEGELGINA MONTALTOAARON FEISAaron Feis was a security guard and assistant football coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the team wrote on social media.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and others in the football community are mourning the death of a football coach and the others who died in a mass shooting Wednesday at a Florida high school.

People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Fla.

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. "He died a hero and he will forever be in our hearts and memories", the tweet read.

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Although they didn't keep in touch much after high school, Mackman said he remembers Feis as a people person and a football fanatic. He played football at the school before graduating in 1999 and going straight into coaching there.

Feis, who lived in Coral Springs, Florida, leaves behind a wife, Melissa, and a daughter.

Officials said Cruz brought an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and several magazines of ammunition to the school. They said he was shot while shielding students from the gunfire.

"I heard Aaron say, "No, that is not firecrackers", May told the Sun Sentinel of Feis" response to the initial call on the school's security walkie-talkies. He was among those who first responded to the popping sounds in the halls, which some mistook for firecrackers. "That's the last I heard of him". He began coaching at Douglas in 2002, where he spent 8 years as the head coach of the junior varsity team.

"He was a great guy", sophomore Douglas lineman Gage Gaynor told the newspaper. Many Twitter users posted a picture of Feis, and said that they choose to focus their time and energy honoring him, rather than dissecting the shooter's personal story.

"RIP Jaime Guttenberg. Shine your lovely light from the heavens for us to make our way through these very dark times". "Definitely learned a lot from him".

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