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Parkland teen who shielded classmates from bullets now in critical condition

CNN logo CNN 3/8/2018 By Holly Yan and Chuck Johnston, CNN
PARKLAND, FL - FEBRUARY 28: Students hold flowers as they arrive for classes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time since the shooting that killed 17 people on February 14 at the school on February 28, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Police arrested 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz for the 17 murders. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) © Joe Raedle/Getty Images PARKLAND, FL - FEBRUARY 28: Students hold flowers as they arrive for classes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time since the shooting that killed 17 people on February 14 at the school on February 28, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Police arrested 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz for the 17 murders. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A 15-year-old who protected his classmates in Florida from gunfire is now in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Anthony Borges is the only Parkland shooting victim still hospitalized after rampage that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He was downgraded from fair to critical condition, Broward Health spokeswoman Jennifer Smith said Thursday.

On February 14, after barricading a door with his body, Anthony was shot five times through the door by the gunman. Four days later, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel visited Anthony in the hospital.

This week, Anthony's attorney said the family plans to sue Broward County, Broward County Public Schools and the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

"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," attorney Alex F. Arreaza wrote in a notice of intent to sue.

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As of Thursday afternoon, a verified GoFundMe account for Anthony's family has raised more than $625,000.

CNN's Tina Burnside contributed to this report.

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