Anthony Borges Protected 20 Classmates During The Parkland Shooting And Just Got Released From The Hospital
More than 50 days since Anthony Borges was shot five times by Nikolas Cruz at his school in Parkland, Florida, the teen is finally home. The 15-year-old Venezuelan-American gave his first interview on the “Today” show, but only spoke a few words.
When asked how he felt, Borges softy said: “I feel good.”
The interview took place at Borges’ new home. The “Today” show reports that his family had to move out of their apartment because it wasn’t accessible to Anthony’s wheelchair. The family is now living in a one-story home.
“Today” interviewer, Kerry Sanders asked Borges if he felt lucky to be alive. Borges just responded by nodding yes. He also said that he truly thought he was going to die.
His family showed the hundreds of letters that Borges has received from complete strangers, many of which he has yet to read. His mother got emotional reading one of the letters that described Borges as a “fighter, winner, champion.”
Carlitos Rodriguez, one of Borges’ friends, was also interviewed on the “Today” show saying: “It shouldn’t have happened on Feb. 14. It shouldn’t have happened ever, not in my school or any other school.”
Borges visited his school for the first time since he was wounded.
Anthony Borges came by Stoneman Douglas today. Our eagle is back in the nest ❤️ A new video about his return will come out tomorrow, we will provide details later! #MSDStrong #StoriesUntold pic.twitter.com/L3ktmEPWhf
— Stories Untold (@StoriesUntoldUS) April 5, 2018
Principal at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Ty Thompson tweeted: “Great to see Anthony back on campus: a true inspiration.”
His classmate, Emma González also tweeted: “We are so thankful and happy to know Anthony is safe and back at it at the eagle’s nest.”
Borges’ family is still going forward with their lawsuit against the county public schools.
“The failure of Broward County Public Schools, and of the Principal and School Resource Officer to adequately protect students, and in particular our client, from life-threatening harm were unreasonable, callous and negligent,” Alex Arreaza wrote in a notice of intent to sue.