The fourth-grader pretended to be dead after a gunman entered her classroom, according to the family of an 11-year-old girl who survived Tuesday’s tragedy at Rob Elementary School in Uwald, Texas.
Miah Cerrillo’s aunt and godmother stated the fourth-grader was having trouble coping and had told them what she had seen while recording.
“My sister-in-law called me at midnight, crying and said, ‘I think it just hit Miah.’ “I believe it’s all become a reality now,” she says. Blanca Rivera expressed her thoughts.
Elma Garcia, Mia’s teacher, was one of the two instructors killed, according to Rivera. Her classmates and friends were also targeted.
Mia then went into survival mode, Rivera said.
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“Mia drew some blood and used her body so she could pretend she was dead,” Rivera said. “I’m tired of doing this over and over again, but that’s what my sister-in-law said, She saw her friend was covered in blood, and she took the blood and smeared it on herself.”
Mia was injured but was taken to the hospital and discharged.
“My brother said she had bullet fragments on her back,” Rivera said.
Rivera, a mother of three, said the family rallied with Mia to help her recover physically, emotionally and spiritually.
“At this point, all we have to do is pray and ask God to help us deal with this situation. I know it hurts,” Rivera said.