The hero Florida teacher who died saving the lives of students told his fiancée what to do if he were to be killed in a school shooting.
According to the New York Post, Scott Beigel’s fiancée Gwen spoke at his funeral at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton, Florida, on Sunday. She said that while they watched the news about another school shooting, Scott told her what to do if he were to be killed in a shooting at work.
“Promise me if this ever happens to me, you will tell them the truth — tell them what a jerk I am, don’t talk about the hero stuff,” Gwen reportedly said.
“OK, Scott, I did what you asked,’’ she continued.
“Now I can tell the truth. You are an amazingly special person. You are my first love and my soulmate.’’
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Beigel, 35, had opened the door to his classroom where he taught geography to let students in as Nikolas Cruz fired shots at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. As he was attempting to lock and close the door behind the students, he was hit by gunfire and killed.
Over the weekend, several of the 17 people killed in the mass shooting were laid to rest.
[Feature image: Scott Beigel/Facebook]