Assistant football coach killed in Parkland school shooting being hailed as hero

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A 35-year-old geography teacher was killed after he helped students enter a locked classroom to avoid a gunman at a Florida high school.

Some lost their lives taking bullets that could have hit students.

"We can't let evil win, we just don't have a choice", he said.

"Mr. Beigel was my hero and he still will forever be my hero".

Students are not shy to call these teachers, coaches and staff members heroes.

"I coached with him".

Also killed was Martin Duque, 14, whose brother Miguel shared the tragic news on Instagram, saying 'Words can not describe my pain'.

"Words cannot describe my pain. Just an excellent family man", May added of coach Feis.

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Martin, pictured on the right, was a freshman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. We love you Nick.

CARA LOUGHRANMEADOW POLLACKALEX SCHACHTERNICHOLAS DWORETSCOTT BIEGELGINA MONTALTOAARON FEISAaron Feis was a security guard and assistant football coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the team wrote on social media.

A former football player and current student, Darryl Vernon, was among the many devastated by Feis' death, but also not surprised to see he acted to protect students.

The father of a student at the high school said the suspect pulled a fire alarm and opened fire as students left their classrooms and went into the hallway, WKBN reports.

When a volleyball team needed a fill-in coach, Hixon took over; the same thing happened with the wrestling team, Sanzari said.

Jaime's cousin Alexa Saka called her 'the most handsome, kind-hearted, driven, amusing and sweet girl, ' according to the New York Daily News.

"I heard the shots but couldn't get too close".

And the community also mourning Hixon, the athletic director.

Tragedies like the Parkland, Florida high school show the worst in humanity, but also demonstrate its best.

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Cara Loughran was confirmed dead Thursday.

At a Thursday news conference, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said his two sons played for Feis. He later became a lineman coach for both the junior varsity and varsity teams at the school and worked as the school's college football recruiting coordinator. The love and strength in our family runs deep and you guys are not alone.

Luke Hoyer - Police found Luke on the third floor of the school.

"My heart is broken. Luke was a handsome human being and greatly loved", Stroud Brownlee writes.

Luke Hoyer, 15, was named as a victim Thursday, as was Alaina Petty, 14.

Nineteen-year-old Tyra Hemans said they had been friends for several years.

"We unite our prayers with millions of others who are mourning and praying for them", the church said.

"He is a friend to all students that know him".

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