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

The heroic teen says he's glad to be going home, but at first thought he might suffer the same fate as many of his classmates

Anthony Borges
(Photo: Broward County Sheriffs Office)

Anthony Borges, the last patient from the Parkland school shooting in February, has been released from the hospital, according to CNN.

Borges, 15, was shot five times through the door when he barricaded a door with his body while protecting his classmates.

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Borges had a third of his lung removed, one bullet came close to his liver, and he was hit three times in the legs during the shooting. He told NBC’s Today show on Wednesday morning that he feels good now, but he admitted that he thought he was going to die initially.

Borges’ family said last month that they plan to sue Broward County, Broward County Public Schools and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

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“The failure of Broward County Public Schools, and of the Principal and School Resource Officer to adequately protect students, and in particular our client, from life-threatening harm were unreasonable, callous and negligent,” Alex Arreaza, his attorney, said in a notice of intent to sue.

Gunman Nkolas Cruz opened fire in the middle of the school day Feb. 14, at the suburban Fort Lauderdale high school, killing 17 and wounding 17 others. Borges is said to have saved the lives of 20 students when he tried to block the door, taking rounds from Cruz’s firearm in the process. A GoFundMe campaign geared toward his recovery has raised more than $800,000 so far.