Scott Beigel, Who Saved Students in Florida School Shooting, Did Not Want to Be Remembered as a Hero (VIDEO)

JTA
18
704
Scott Beigel (Bonnie Mann Falk/Facebook)
Funerals were held for three more Jewish victims of the shootings at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Hundreds of family, friends, students and colleagues attended the funeral on Sunday of teacher Scott Beigel at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton, Florida, that was live-streamed on the synagogue’s website.

Scott Beigel -Twitter

Beigel, 35, a geography teacher and cross country coach at the school, saved students’ lives by opening his classroom door and ushering the students in. He was shot while closing the door behind them.

He reportedly told his fiance, Gwen Gossler, who he met at Pennsylvania’s Camp Starlight when they both worked as counselors seven years ago, that if he ever was the victim of a school shooting that she would not talk about the “hero stuff.” They had been watching news coverage of a similar school shooting on television at the time, she said during the funeral.

The Sunday funerals for first-year students Jamie Guttenberg and Alex Schachter were moved to a Fort Lauderdale hotel to accommodate more than a thousand mourners, according to reports.

People arrive before a funeral service for Alyssa Alhadeff at the Star of David Funeral Chapel in North Lauderdale, Fla., Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 (BTA news)

The funeral for Alex Schachter, 14, who was a member of his school’s marching band, was closed to media. The Miami Herald reported that remembrances at the funeral “focused on his love for movies, his humor and his passion for the high school’s marching band, in which he played trombone,” as well as the secret ingredients in his special smoothie.

The teen’s family set up a GoFundMe page in his memory to fund a scholarship program to “help other students experience the joys of music” as well as fund increased security at schools.

Victims of the shooting. Clockwise Jamie Guttenberg, Alyssa Alhadeff, Meadow Pollack, Aaron Feis, Scott Beigel, Alex Schachter (JBN COLLAGE)

Mourners who attended Jamie Guttenberg’s funeral on Sunday wore orange ribbons in her memory, which stood out against their black mourning clothes, according to the Miami Herald. Orange was her favorite color.

Rabbi Jonathan Kaplan in his eulogy tried to answer the question of where was God during the attack. He said: “God is in the teachers who protected them. God is in the first responders who went in that day. God is in the police who raced to the school, and God is in the families who waited. … God is in the people, all over the world, who sent condolences.”

Funerals were held on Friday for Alyssa Alhedeff and Meadow Pollack.

18 COMMENTS

  1. I simply want to say I am just all new to blogs and certainly savored this blog site. More than likely I’m planning to bookmark your website . You actually have fabulous writings. Cheers for sharing with us your webpage.

  2. I do consider all of the ideas you’ve presented to your post. They’re very convincing and can definitely work. Still, the posts are too short for novices. Could you please lengthen them a little from subsequent time? Thanks for the post.

  3. I am extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one today..

  4. Hi my friend! I want to say that this post is amazing, nice written and include almost all important infos. I would like to see more posts like this.

  5. Interesting post made here. One thing I’d like to say is that most professional career fields consider the Bachelor’s Degree as the entry level standard for an online education. While Associate Diplomas are a great way to begin, completing the Bachelors presents you with many entrance doors to various careers, there are numerous online Bachelor Diploma Programs available via institutions like The University of Phoenix, Intercontinental University Online and Kaplan. Another concern is that many brick and mortar institutions give Online versions of their college diplomas but usually for a greatly higher fee than the providers that specialize in online college degree programs.

  6. Have you ever thought about adding a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is fundamental and everything. But think about if you added some great pictures or videos to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and clips, this site could certainly be one of the greatest in its niche. Terrific blog!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here