Florida Student Charlie Rothkopf Asks For Prayers For Hero Coach Aaron Feis
A student at the Parkland, Florida public high school where a former student killed at least 17 people on Wednesday published a tweet that evening asking for prayers for his coach.
“Can everyone please take a second to pray for my coach today he took serval bullets covering other students at Douglas,” Charlie Rothkopf tweeted.
Can everyone please take a second to pray for my coach today he took serval bullets covering other students at Douglas . pic.twitter.com/8AMG7t6tpH— Charlie Rothkopf (@RothkopfCharlie) February 14, 2018
The coach appears to be Aaron Feis, who shielded students with his body from a barrage of bullets, according to CNN. Feis died from his wounds.
“He died the same way he lived — he put himself second,” Denise Lehtio, a spokeswoman for the school, said. “He was a very kind soul, a very nice man. He died a hero.”
This story "Hero Coach Aaron Feis Mourned By Florida Student" was written by Josh Nathan-Kazis.