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Police Share Photo Of Florida Teen Shot 5 Times As He Saved Life Of 20 Classmates

This is a real hero.

I am sure everyone tried their best to stay safe when Nicholas Cruz started shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018. Many kids started texting their families.

However, sadly, 17 people died in this horrific incident, and many others were severely wounded. A 15-year-old Anthony Borges, however, did something truly heroic. He saved 20 of his classmates!

Rather than save himself, he barricaded the door with his own body so his classmates could be saved and he ended up getting shot five times but managed to keep the door shut. Thankfully he survived.

Photos: Wikimedia | Kathryn Apland; Facebook | Broward Sheriff’s Office

Anthony put himself in harm’s way to save his classmates.

He is being hailed as a hero which he deserves.

Anthony didn’t leave his post at the door even when he got shot.

Thankfully every one of his classmates survived.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office shared a photo of Anthony on February 18, 2018.

https://twitter.com/browardsheriff/status/965354476608606209

Sheriff Israel was honored to visit Anthony Borges, 15, in the hospital today. His family shared that Anthony was shot five times in Wednesday’s school attack.

Fortunately, he is recovering — but has a long road ahead with more surgeries needed.

Please join us in praying for the swift recovery of Anthony and all the other victims of this horrific criminal act.

Their post quickly garnered a lot of attention with over 24,000 reactions and 17,000 shares.

One person commented:

I’m sending you my love. It’s a sad day you had to sacrifice your well being because adults won’t do what’s right for us all. Thank goodness you survived. Don’t let this hold you back you’re a great man.

And you are the type of person that we need to keep America great. God was with you. I’m so proud of you I can bust. Bless you and your family.

Many people are praying for him.

We hope that he’ll make a speedy recovery.

https://twitter.com/ArtCFartsy/status/965618217048858625

You can help Anthony and his family on their GoFundMe page.

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