A 11-year old student survived the horrific shooting at Uvalde School in Texas. She said that she covered herself in blood and tried to flee the gunman who had just shot her classmates and teachers.
Miah Cerrillo, in a testimony to CNN, said that he used the cell phone of a teacher to call police to ask them to intervene against the teenager (18 years old) who murdered 19 children and two teachers Tuesday. This is the first testimony of a survivor to this shooting.
She and her classmates were watching Lilo and Stitch on the morning when Eva Mireles and Irma Garcia, the teachers, discovered that there was a shooter at the school.
The student claims that one of them tried to shut down the classroom door but Salvador Ramos was already there. She says that everything happened quickly. He looked at her teacher and said "goodnight" before shooting her colleague, and then some students. Shrapnel caused injuries to Miah's shoulder and head.
The shooter then opened a door that led to a second class, according to the student. She heard screams, and shots. Miah Cerrillo says Salvador Ramos plays sad music through his loudspeaker.
The little girl and her friend pleaded with the police for help.
Fearful that the shooter would return to their class, she and a few other survivors were together, so she said she dipped her hands in the blood of a comrade to cover herself and play dead.
She believed then that the police hadn't arrived on the scene. She later recalled to the American channel that she heard the police arrive outside. Miah continued to cry, saying that she didn't understand why police had not come to their rescue.
CNN interviewed her, and she said that although she was afraid to talk to men or to camera, she wanted to tell people what had happened in the classroom.
Since then, his hair has been falling out of the top of his head in tufts. His parents set up an online kitty for him to pay his psychological and medical follow-up.