Parkland’s Forgotten Hero Has Finally Been Released From The Hospital, Speaks Out For The First Time About Law Enforcement
Anthony Borges, the silent hero from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was finally released from the hospital. It has been about two months since this young man saved the lives of almost two dozen of his classmates.
Too weak to speak, Anthony’s attorney read a statement the young hero wrote. In his statement, Anthony criticizes Sheriff’s office and the school district for failing to protect the school.
According to the Washington Post, Anthony’s attorney, Alex Arreaza, said Wednesday that the teen was released over the weekend and that, although he is thinner and weak, Anthony is in “good spirits.”
Arreaza told The Washington Post that one bullet had “clipped” the teen’s liver and three others had hit his legs. He said that because of the teen’s injuries, doctors had to remove part of one of his lungs.
Arreaza said that Anthony cannot 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. But, he said, the teen is “happy he’s home.”
“He’s a little shellshocked right now,” Arreaza said. “But his spirits changed completely once he got home. The most noticeable thing is that he was smiling a lot more.”
A student who was shot five times shielding classmates during the Florida high school shooting in February that left 17 people dead was released from the hospital Wednesday.
Borges, 15, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, was hailed a hero after he used his body as a barrier to protect the lives of 20 other students after accused gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire at the school.
Borges told the “Today” show that he felt “good” after his stay at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale. The teen underwent nine surgeries following the shooting. The teen’s attorney, Alex Arreaza, said Borges has a long recovery.