So proud of Seth and how he stepped up to try and save his friend. Most wouldn't know what to do. Bowe is very much loved. ❤—
madison lippert (@MaddLipp) January 10, 2013
After Thursday’s shooting at Taft High School in Taft, Calif., students saluted teacher Ryan Heber and campus supervisor Kim Fields for heroically talking the shooter down. But according to tweets from classmates, friends and loved ones, there was another hero on the scene: a student named Seth Fa’Agau who tried to stop shooting victim Bowe Cleveland from bleeding.
While his identity has not been confirmed by authorities, there is a varsity football player at Taft named Seth Fa’Agau. Members of the Taft community thanked Seth for his act of heroism.
Cleveland reportedly underwent surgery yesterday and is recovering in a Bakersfield, Calif., hospital. Authorities have not released his name, but many students have identified the teen victim as Bowe Cleveland.