Published: Fri, April 06, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Anthony Borges, the Parkland student who shielded his classmates, released from hospital

Anthony Borges, the Parkland student who shielded his classmates, released from hospital

Anthony Borges, the young man credited with saving up to 20 lives during the Parkland, Florida, school rampage, doesn't believe he's a hero.

In an exclusive interview, Kerry Sanders got to ask him why he made the decision.

Anthony Borges who was shot five times while protecting his classmates has been hailed as a hero.

His parents feel fortunate that their son survived.

But they also think the systems to protect students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School failed that day - and now plan to sue the school.

Borges endured nine surgeries and a third of his lung had to be removed.

Arreaza told The Washington Post that one bullet had "clipped" the teen's liver and three others had hit his legs.

"Disappointed is to put it mildly", Arreaza said.

He has received hundreds of letters of support from people around the world thanking him for his bravery.

Arreaza said that Anthony can not 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. He added that Anthony is "the real deal".

Since then, Borges has had a tough recovery process. But the future looks promising: Doctors have told the family that Borges will be back to playing soccer eventually.

But today he is recuperating from home and keeping a positive outlook.

The teenager told NBC he "felt good", but said he had thought that he was going to die.

Gunman Nkolas Cruz opened fire in the middle of the school day February 14, at the suburban Fort Lauderdale high school, killing 17 and wounding 17 others.

They said they hoped something similar would happen in the US.

"Following the tragic events that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, the Broadway community will unite with numerous inspiring and world-changing MSD students", the concert's official website states about the benefit. "Not at my school or any other school".

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