OPINION|Barry Richard: Heroes Face Down Evil at Florida School
Tales of heroic and selfless acts are beginning to emerge following Wednesday's massacre at The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Chief among them is the story of assistant football coach Aaron Feis.
Feis was the first of at least 17 people killed in the rampage to be identified. His passing was noted on the team's Twitter account this morning:
Feis, a graduate of the high school he so proudly defended sacrificed his own life to save the lives of the kids he was there to protect. We'd all like to think we'd do the same, no?
Teacher Melissa Falkowski hid 19 students in a closet saving their lives:
"This is the worst nightmare that could ever happen to you," - Falkowski told CNN.
Then there is the janitor who led dozens of students to a classroom where a teacher hid them until police arrived. All great acts of heroism during a time of crisis.
For all of the evil that exists in the world, there is good that rises above it. As long as there are people like Coach Feis and teachers like Melissa Falkowski evil will never win.
Editor's Note: Barry Richard is the afternoon host on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from Noon-3pm. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.