This 15-Year-Old Parkland Shooting Survivor Was Shot Multiple Times Shielding Fellow Students

"He's my hero," the victim's father said.

Photo credit:Photo: Scott Israel/Facebook

| February 19 2018,

5:43 pm

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Anthony Borges is recovering in the hospital after sustaining injuries from multiple gunshots in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting on February 14. The 15-year-old shielded his fellow students from the gunfire, the Huffington Post reports. 

According to ABC News, Borges and his classmates rushed to hide in a classroom when the shooting began. His friend, Carlos Rodriguez, told ABC News that Borges was the last of the group of students to enter into the classroom. Rodriguez said Borges was trying to lock the classroom door when he was shot, and that he put his body between the gunfire and the of rest of students. His classmates were all uninjured. 

"None of us knew what to do, " Rodriguez said. "So, he took the initiative to just save his other classmates." 

Royer Borges, the victim's father, told ABC News that his son is in stable condition, after undergoing hours of surgery.

"He's my hero," he said. 

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel visited Borges in the hospital on Sunday. A post on Israel's Facebook page indicates that the 15-year-old is recovering with "a long road ahead." 

The school massacre left 17 students and staff members dead. The gunman has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. 

A GoFundMe page for Borges has raised more than $100,000 as of this posting.