It has been six days since the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 dead. As the time goes by, more details of what happened in the south Florida school keep coming to light, as well as the actions by some to save their classmates and students. There are the three students — part of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps — who died saving fellow students. Aaron Feis, a coach and security guard at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who jumped in front of incoming shots aimed at his students. Anthony Borges, a 15-year-old, student, put himself in danger to protect his classmates and survived the shooting.
Anthony Borges is a student and soccer player for Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School and was shot in the back and legs protecting 20 of his classmates.
In case you haven't heard of Anthony Borges. He's 15. He plays soccer. He's a student at #MarjoryStonemanDouglasHighSchool He saved 20 lives by holding a door closed, while getting shot 5 times. Help his family pay the medical… https://t.co/PA3vcW7YrO by #lizditz via @c0nvey pic.twitter.com/yp8k3fyB85
— Matt (@mtavp) February 20, 2018
Anthony was shot 5 times as he held the door closed to prevent the shooter from entering the room where he and 20 classmates were hiding. Anthony attempted to lock the door behind him, but as the gunman began firing, Anthony stood in the doorway.
In an interview with “Good Morning America,” Anthony’s best friend Carlos Rodriguez said that his friend took quick action when no one else could move.
“None of us knew what to do. So, he took the initiative to just save his other classmates,” Rodriguez said.
Anthony’s story of protecting his classmates has resonated with a lot of people on social media.
thank you guys for helping out. here’s the address for the cards. Cards for Anthony Borges
7190 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angles, CA 90046 pic.twitter.com/0FHELaqItC
— Maddie Ziegler (@maddieziegler) February 20, 2018
Maddie Ziegler from “Dance Moms” was so moved by his sacrifice that she is collecting get well soon cards for the teenager.
Anthony’s dad, Royer Borges, told ABC that his son is in stable condition after hours of surgery.
“He’s my hero,” Royer told to ABC. “I only ask that people pray for him.”
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel paid a special visit to see Anthony after his surgery.
Sheriff Israel was honored to visit Anthony Borges, 15, in the hospital today. His family shared that Anthony was shot…
The sheriff said in the Facebook post that he was honored to visit Anthony, who faces a long road to full recovery.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Anthony and his family. In just four days, they’ve been able to raise more than $450,000 at the time of this story.
In an interview with “Un Dia Nuevo,” Royer disclosed his son’s current condition.
Royer explained that his son is recovering well, while one of his legs suffered the most damage. He also said that his son is currently recovering in the same hospital where he was born.