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US Florida police visit teen who was wounded shielding classmates

21:41  19 february  2018
21:41  19 february  2018 Source:   nbcnews.com

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Florida police visit teen Anthony Borges, who was wounded in school shooting. "None of us knew what to do. So, he took the initiative to just save his other classmates ," Rodriguez said. In a Facebook post that’s gone viral, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel is pictured with Borges in the hospital and said to

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Florida police visit teen Anthony Borges, who was wounded in school shooting. A third of Borges' lung had to be removed. Like Borges' parents, his close friend Carlitos Rodriguez, who was on lockdown that day, believes the massacre could have been prevented.

Anthony Borges, 15, was shot while locking the door to a classroom during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida , saving his classmates .

The teen was shot in his back and legs as he locked the door and blocked the doorway with his body, leaving the other 20 students unharmed as the gunman continued to fire.

Borges' best friend, Carlos Rodriguez told ABC News, that it was Borges' quick-thinking actions that saved his life.

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

In a Facebook post that's gone viral, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel is pictured with Borges in the hospital and said to be honored by the visit, as Borges lays showered in gifts and balloons.

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"Fortunately, he is recovering —but has a long road ahead with more surgeries needed," read the Facebook post. "Please join us in praying for the swift recovery of Anthony and all the other victims of this horrific criminal act."

A GoFundMe page, confirmed by the sheriff's office, for the Borges family has been met with overwhelming enthusiasm; it has raised more than$100,000 in donations since it was created Thursday. The teen's father, Royer Borges, is proud of his son's actions amid the chaos.

"He's my hero," said Royer Borges, a sentiment shared by many. "I only ask that people pray for him."

Borges and other victims still hospitalized are in fair condition and stable.

In the wake of the shooting's aftermath, students are fighting for a change in gun legislation to address the violence that put students like Borges in the line of fire.

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