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Meet A Few Of The Heroes From The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

Teachers, coaches and janitors risked and sacrificed their own lives to help students.

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting resulted in a heartbreaking tally of 17 dead, and 15 injured, according to CNN. That number could've been much higher if not for the brave staff, teachers, coaches and janitors who risked their own lives to assist the students during the chaos.  

The Cut profiled some of the high school heroes, some of whom sacrificed their lives so that the students were safe. 

Assistant football coach and security guard Aaron Feiss flung himself onto the oncoming bullets to protect students. The 37-year-old was shot and later died during surgery.

Geography teacher Scott Beigel, 35, tried to let a group of students into his classroom and when he opened the door, he was shot dead.

An unnamed janitor ushered students into a culinary classroom as a safe escape, essentially saving 40 lives. Teacher Melissa Falkowski hid 19 students in a closet, while 34-year-old culinary teacher Ashley Kurth hid about 65 students in the storage area of her office. 

We salute these brave heroes! 

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