Teen hero recovers after saving others in deadly Parkland school shooting
BROWARD COUNTY, Florida (KTVU) - Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel went to visit a 15-year-old boy who is recovering after being injured while saving others in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
According to a Gofundme posted for the teen, Borges was able to save about 20 other students as he attempted to close and lock the door to a classroom.
The teen was shot five times. Both of his legs were shot, his left upper thigh bone shattered and a bullet went through his back, according to the Gofundme.
Borges is recovering and is stable but has a long road ahead with more surgeries needed. Sheriff Israel stopped by the hospital to visit Borges.
The gofundme, which aimed to raise $5,000, had raised more than $114,000 by Monday morning.
An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and his own AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning following the school shooting.
Law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that Nikolas Cruz legally purchased the assault weapon used in the attack. Read more about the shooting investigation here.