Boy, 8, Recalls Surviving Texas School Shooting In Classroom Next Door To Rampage



A second-grade student has recalled the moment the Texas gunman entered his school on Tuesday and opened fire.
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On May 24, an 18-year-old gunman, named by authorities as Salvador Ramos, entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, carrying a handgun, an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, and high-capacity magazines.

Ramos opened fire on a classroom - killing 19 children between the ages of nine and 11, and two teachers.

The teenager was later shot dead by law enforcement officers.

As the nation continues to mourn the losses of the victims involved in this tragedy, more and more details are starting to emerge regarding the events of that day.


Now, eight-year-old Timothy Silva - a second-grader at Robb Elementary School - has spoken out about the moment Ramos entered the school.

Per CBS News, young Silva was in the classroom next door to the one where Ramos went on his deadly rampage.

He recalls his teacher closing the classroom door and telling her students to hide. "We hid behind desks and chairs," the boy told CBS News.

"We were scared and the teacher started telling us we can pray," he added.
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The boy continued: "[The teacher] started yelling and I didn't think it was a drill because they would have announced it. The teacher just went out there and started yanking on our door to go hide."

"I'm glad I wasn't shot," Silva added.

The boy's mom, 40-year-old Amberlin Diaz, told the outlet how she had to wait 40 minutes before knowing whether or not Timothy had survived the ordeal.

"I was thinking that the shooter was shooting everywhere, that it was going to go through one of the walls and shoot him. I was so scared," Diaz said.

The family of 11-year-old Miah Cerrillo, who was in the classroom that Ramos entered, has also spoken out to reveal how she survived the attack.

In an interview with NBC Los Angeles, Miah's aunt and godmother revealed: "Miah got some blood and put it on herself so she could pretend she was dead."


Godmother Blanca Rivera added: "It's too much for me to play that scene over and over again, but that's what my sister-in-law said is that she saw her friend full of blood and she got blood and put it on herself."




Rivera also explained that the child is struggling to cope with the trauma of what happened.

"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 now,'" Rivera said.


A GoFundMe has been launched by Miah's mom in order to pay for her daughter's medical treatment and get her help for her trauma.
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As of this writing, more than $414,000 has been raised from nearly 10,000 donations.

Our thoughts continue to go out to everybody affected by this horrendous tragedy...




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