As Victims Are Mourned in Florida, a Search for Solace, and ActionYasemin
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — Scott J. Beigel, a geography teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, shepherded his students into the safety of a classroom Wednesday afternoon as a gunman roamed the halls, shooting, killing.
Mr. Beigel, 35, was fatally shot before he could lock the classroom door.
Four days later, hundreds of people filled a contemporary synagogue in Boca Raton to capacity, remembering Mr. Beigel not only for his final act of selflessness, but for an entire life in service of others.
“Scott’s life was not that moment; Scott’s heroism was not that incident,” said his father, Michael Schulman. “Scott’s heroism was his entire life.”
On the first Sunday after a local high school lost 17 of its own, mourners said farewell at funerals, a call for action grew louder and a pastor implored his congregation not to lose faith.