Survivors of Uvalde shooting paint gruesome picture of terror and tragedy | Texas school shooting

Survivors of the mass shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas, which claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers, begin to share their stories, painting a graphic and horrifying picture of the tragedy that unfolded that day -the.

Miah Cerrillo, 11, told a CNN producer her fourth-grade class was watching Disney’s Lilo & Stitch when the shooter entered the classroom and made eye contact with her teacher and shot her and some of her other classmates.

Miah smeared her friend’s blood all over her body to make it look like she was dead in case the shooter returned from the nearby classroom. She made it out alive, but was injured.

A Robb Elementary teacher who did not give her name to BNC News immediately ran to lock her classroom door when she heard gunshots in the hallway. She said her students had practiced active fire drills for years.

She said, “They knew it wasn’t a drill. We knew we had to be quiet, otherwise we would betray ourselves. The teacher called the 35-minute test the longest of her life.

Paramedic Angel Garza arrived at the scene of Robb’s elementary school and learned that his stepdaughter, Amerie Jo, was among the dead. He learned the news from Amerie’s best friend, who told him that the blood she was covered in belonged to her stepdaughter.

Samuel Salinas, 10, was left with bullet fragments in his leg after the shooter entered his classroom and fired several times. samuel told ABC News“He shot my teacher and then he shot the children. I think he was aiming at me.

Edward Timothy, a second-grade student at Robb Elementary, described the shooting sound at CNN like “burst…kinda like fireworks”. He remembers a grown woman entering his classroom, turning off the lights and telling the children to hide under their desks. He said: “I learned that we were doing a real drill. We trained a lot. We were safe because we trained. Edward said he was now afraid of guns and someone was shooting at him.

A mother of a ninth grader told Motherly“I don’t want my son to go to school in America anymore.”

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