Texas School Shooting Survivor Recounts Playing Dead

For Miah Cerrillo, a split-second selection might have saved her life in a terrifying tragedy.

The 11-year-old scholar at Robb Elementary College in Uvalde, Texas, recalled the morning of Might 24, when a 18-year-old gunman opened fireplace in her classroom.

Miah informed CNN that after the gunman had focused her fourth-grade class—taking the lives of academics Irma Garcia and Eva Mireles, in addition to lots of her associates—he moved to an adjoining classroom. Whereas he was subsequent door, Miah stated she and a good friend managed to seize their instructor’s cellphone to name 911, telling the dispatcher, “Please come … we’re in hassle.”

Fearing he would return, Miah stated she took blood from a slain classmate and rubbed it on herself to play lifeless.

The grade schooler recalled laying on the ground for what felt like hours underneath the belief police had not but responded to the capturing. When Miah was lastly rescued, she was taken to a the hospital for therapy of bullet fragment wounds, per CNN.