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Nearly two months after Anthony Borges was shot numerous times while shielding classmates from gunfire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the 15-year-old has been released from the hospital, his attorney said.
The boy had barricaded a door to try to protect fellow students during a school shooting Feb. 14 in Parkland, Fla.,.
Seventeen students and staff members were killed, and 17 others were injured in the attack. Anthony was shot five times and, after weeks in the hospital, is the last of the wounded survivors to go home, according to CNN.
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AnthonyWednesday morning that he had thought he was “going to die” and now feels lucky to be alive.
“I feel good,” the teen said.
Anthony’s attorney, Alex Arreaza, said Wednesday that the teen was released over the weekend and that, although he is thinner and weak, Anthony is in “good spirits.”
Arreaza told The Washington Post that one bullet had “clipped” the teen’s liver and three others had hit his legs. He said that because of the teen’s injuries, doctors had to remove part of one of his lungs.
Arreaza said that Anthony cannot speak for long periods of time without becoming winded and that the teen will need physical therapy and possible treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. But, he said, the teen is “happy he’s home.”
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“He’s a little shellshocked right now,” Arreaza said. “But his spirits changed completely once he got home. The most noticeable thing is that he was smiling a lot more.”
Arreaza said it’s unclear at this time whether the teen will return to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He said last month that the teen’s family intends to sue Broward County, Broward County Public Schools and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office for failing to protect the students.
Hundreds of Anthony’s fellow students returned to school earlier this week from spring break and were confronted with a new normal: added security, identification badges and clear plastic book bags.
In a memo to parents, school principal Ty Thompson likened the new security procedures to “when you enter a sporting event, concert, or even Disney World,”.
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“As a first step, we are looking to see if we can get the kids through these entrances in a timely manner,” the principal wrote. “It is very difficult to balance both convenience/privacy with safety/security; if there is more of one, the other often suffers, but I will do my best to balance the two.”
Carly Novell, a senior and editor of the school newspaper,Monday on Twitter, joking, “But how satisfying would it be to put glue all over this backpack and peel it off.”
“On the real though, I want my privacy and my comfort. I don’t have that in school. I barely even have my education in school anymore,”, pushing back against the new security protocol.
Another studentthat the security measures “are a waste of my community’s resources and do nothing to ensure our safety.”
Sheri Kuperman, a parent who has three children at the school,that she has no problem with the security but that she is not convinced it will make her children and others any safer.
“We go through metal detectors when we go the airport,” she said, according to the newspaper. “I don’t know if it’s going to stop anything or not.”
After the recent shooting, Anthony was asked on the “Today” show whether he knew he was a hero — and the teen shook his head.
“He’s a hero in my book,” his attorney said, adding that Anthony is “the real deal.”
This report has been updated.
Parkland shooting: Final survivor released from the hospital .
Anthony Borges, the last patient from the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has been released from the hospital, according to his attorney. Anthony, 15, was shot five times while protecting his classmates from the gunman on the day of the shooting. He had barricaded a door with his body and was shot through the door.A third of his lung had to be removed, one bullet came close to his liver, and three bullets hit his legs in the shooting that killed 17 people, NBC's "Today" show reported Wednesday morning.
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