Meet the 15-Year-old Who Saved 20 Classmates During Florida School Shooting
Students and staff were running and hiding when a young adult male was shooting up a school in Parkview, Florida. But there was one student who didn't run. That was 15-year-old Anthony Borges. He held a door open and guided people through, allowing them to escape to safety. Borges then tried to shut and lock the classroom door which would protect the 20 students inside the classroom.
Borges used his body to protect his classmates of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and it's something. This was a day they may not ever forget. While he kept them from harm, his injuries were extensive and he'll need numerous surgeries to help him recover.
Some students have that natural instinct that kicks in when it's time to protect and defend the ones they care about. It seems like Anthony is that type of special person who springs into action and every classmate he saved will always remember him as the one who took the bullet for everyone else.
ABC13 reported more on Anthony:
"A Florida school massacre victim is being hailed a hero for using his own body as a human shield to protect 20 classmates from gunfire.
Anthony Borges was in class when a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Wednesday, killing 17, his father Royer Borges tells ABC News.
Instead of hiding, Borges attempted to close and lock the classroom door, protecting 20 of his classmates.
He was shot multiple times in both of his legs, and a bullet went through his back.
Anthony is alive and stable but his father said he has a long road of recovery ahead.
"I only ask that people pray for him," he said."
We're very happy to hear that he survived the shooting, but his injuries require numerous surgeries. We hope that his friends and family stick close by to keep him in good spirits during his recovery. He's a tough kid!
While some people visited that Anthony may know, he also had another guest stop by who was unexpected. It was the Broward Sheriff, Scott Israel, who stopped in to thank the teenage hero.
Anthony's father, Royer Borges, had a friend/co-worker set up a GoFundMe account to help with the medical bills.