A memorial is set up at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High days after a shooting took place at the school located in Parkland, Florida.
(Meredith) -- 15-year-old Anthony Borges is recovering in the hospital after heroically protecting his classmates from gunfire. When the shots broke out at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Borges was the last of 20 students escaping into a classroom. According to ABC News, as Borges was locking the door behind him, he was shot in the leg. Despite the injury, Borges held his ground -- shielding his classmates from the gunfire. He was shot four times in total, to the back of both legs, shattering his left upper thigh bone, but he survived to tell the tale.
Borges's friend and classmate, Carols Rodriguez told ABC News he survived because of Borges.
None of us knew what to do. So, he took the initiative to just save his other classmates."
The rest of the students in that classroom were not injured.
After multiple surgeries, Borges is in stable condition in the hospital, but Sheriff Scott Israel of Broward County said he still has a long road ahead of him. The Sheriff's office posted a photo to Twitter of Sheriff Israel visiting Borges in the hospital.
The Sheriff was honored to visit Anthony Borges,15, in the hospital. Anthony was shot five times. Fortunately, he is recovering, but has a long road ahead with more surgeries needed. Please join us in praying for the swift recovery of Anthony and all others from #StonemanDouglas. pic.twitter.com/U0PVkEwpFZ