Miah Cerrillo shared chilling details about the shooting which killed 19 of her classmates and two of her teachers.
An 11-year-old girl recently revealed the chilling account of Tuesday's horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that killed 19 of her classmates and two of her teachers. Miah Cerrillo is hoping that in sharing the horrific details of the traumatic incident, it might lead to some sort of effective change. The fourth-grader had to pretend to be dead so the gunman wouldn't kill her. The little girl has not been sleeping and has been fearful of men since the shooting, reports CNN. Cerrillo told the outlet that clumps of her hair have been falling out because of bullet fragments that are still in her back.
Cerrillo said it all started when she and her classmates were watching the Disney animated classic, Lilo and Stitch, in a classroom shared by two teachers, Eva Mireles and Irma Garcia. Right after the lessons, the teachers received word that a shooter was in the school and immediately, one teacher went to lock the door. Unfortunately, the shooter was already at the door and shot out its window. Everything happened so fast, the young girl recalled. After killing the teachers, the gunman opened fire on everyone else. Bullets flew by Cerrillo, and fragments hit her shoulders and head, she said. He then went into another classroom and opened fire there as well. After the gunfire ceased, she said the shooter started playing loud, "sad" music. During this time, she called 911 through one of her dead teacher's phones and simply told a dispatcher, "Please come ... we're in trouble."
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The young girl covered herself in her dying friend's blood to pretend to be dead in a desperate attempt to survive. It felt like three agonizing hours had passed. Cerrillo thought the police somehow hadn't arrived yet as she lay waiting among her classmates. But later she overheard talk of police waiting outside the school. Breaking down, she told CNN she didn't understand why they didn't come inside and rescue them. According to Insider, local police wouldn't let a tactical squad of federal agents immediately go into the school to stop the gunman. They had to wait nearly an hour to respond because the on-scene commander believed the risk to the children was over. Eventually, Border Patrol officials entered the classroom and shot the gunman after disregarding instructions from local cops. Now, Cerrillo's parents have launched a GoFundMe to pay for the 11-year-old's therapy. Her aunt, Blanca Rivera told Click 2 Houston, “Around midnight, my sister-in-law called me and she was just crying like, ‘I think it just hit Miah. I think everything came to reality. We’re home, and she’s just crying and having a panic attack.’” Rivera said, “At this point, we just have to pray and ask God to help us move forward through this situation. I know it’s traumatizing and having an 11-year-old go through this, I can’t imagine what she’s feeling."