‘Hero’ Teacher Laid to Rest in Florida

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- A teacher killed in the school shooting in Florida who had ties to Wayne County was laid to rest in Florida on Sunday.

Scott Beigel was a camp counselor at Camp Starlight in Wayne County.

He was also a geography teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where a gunman opened fire on Valentine's Day, killing 17 people.

Students say Beigel saved their lives by unlocking and opening his classroom door, letting them inside to escape the shooter. Beigel was shot and killed.

Beigel's loved ones gathered for his funeral on Sunday at a synagogue in Boca Raton.


  • Jean Bubeck

    Why put quotes around” hero”? He gave his life for his students. That sounds like it qualifies as heroic. Condolences to the whole Parkland community. I hope this will be the last time we sit helpless as a terrorist attacks our children.

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