Bedford teacher loses brother in FL school shooting

BEDFORD, Mich. (WTVG) - A teacher at Bedford Junior High School lost her brother in the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Natalie Hixon is a teacher at Bedford Junior High School and also coaches gymnastics in the area. Her brother, Chris, was the Athletic Director at Stoneman Douglas High School.

Chris Hixon was shot and killed. He is being hailed as a hero who saved the lives of students by sacrificing himself.

Bedford Schools are now accepting donations for Natalie Hixon to help her with expenses in traveling to Florida.

There will also be a 50/50 raffle at Friday night’s girls basketball game with proceeds to the Hixon family.

Counselors are available at the school for anyone needing assistance according to the principal.

A Hixon family GoFundMe page has been setup.