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Texas Shooting: Girl, 11, Survived By Using Blood At Scene To Play Dead, family says

Texas Shooting: Girl, 11, Survived By Using Blood At Scene To Play Dead, family says
Robb Elementary School Student Covered Herself in Blood to Avoid Death

 

The family of a Texas school shooting survivor told how the 11-year-old saved herself by putting blood on herself and pretending to be dead when the gunman opened fire.


An 18-year-old rushed Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday (May 24) and opened fire on a fourth-grade class. In the awful slaughter, nineteen children and two instructors were slain.


Miah Cerrillo was one among the pupils that survived inside the classroom. Blanca Rivera, Miah's aunt and godmother, spoke with NBC Los Angeles about how her 11-year-old niece survived the attack and how she is fighting to cope with the trauma of what she experienced.


"My sister-in-law contacted me about midnight, weeping, saying, 'I think it just hit Miah.' 'I believe everything has now become a reality,' "She stated.


She went on to describe how Miah's teacher, Irma Garcia, and several of her classmates were slain in the devastating attack, which she only escaped because to a mix of luck and fast thinking.


"Miah obtained some blood and placed it on herself to make it look like she was dead," Rivera explained. "It's too much for me to replay that scene, but that's what my sister-in-law said: she saw her friend covered in blood, so she grabbed blood and put it on herself."


Rivera continued, adding that her niece was still hurt, saying, "My brother stated she had gunshot pieces in her back."


She was discharged from the hospital and taken home by her parents after being treated there.


While her physical injuries are healing, Rivera made it obvious that Miah's psychological and emotional recovery from her traumatic ordeal will be considerably more difficult.


"At this time, all we have to do is pray and beg God to help us get through this circumstance, which I know is already devastating," she stated.


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