Student shot 5 times in Florida rampage hailed a hero

Fifteen-year-old Anthony Borges is being hailed a hero after he was shot five times while attempting to shut and lock his classroom door during the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida. As he recovers in a hospital, he's being credited with saving his classmates' lives.

Fellow student Carlos Rodriguez told ABC that he and more than a dozen other students owed their lives to Borges’ heroism.

Borges was among about 20 students who sought refuge in a classroom as the gunman stalked the corridors of the school, shooting randomly at fleeing students with an automatic rifle.

As he hurried to lock the door, the gunman opened fire, Rodriguez said. Despite being wounded, the boy held his ground and continued to lock the door.

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

Borges was shot four more times, his body shielding other students, who escaped unharmed. The 15-year-old was later rushed to hospital with bullet wounds to his back and legs. He was the last of the hospitalized survivors to be listed as “critical”, but his condition has now been upgraded to stable

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