FOX NEWS - A beloved football coach who witnesses said shielded students as a gunman opened fire inside a Parkland, Fla., high school Wednesday, is the first of 17 fatalities to be identified.
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School football team's Twitter account confirmed Aaron Feis' death early Thursday morning.
"It is with Great sadness that our Football Family has learned about the death of Aaron Feis," the tweet read. "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"
Willis May, the high school's head football coach, told the South Florida Sun Sentinel that Feis' family was notified of his passing around midnight Wednesday. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel mentioned in an evening news conference that a football coach had died, but did not identify him.
Read more at Foxnews.com.