An 11-year-old student who survived the Uvalde school shooting recounted her experience in a video message played before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, June 8.
Miah Cerrillo, a fourth-grader at Robb Elementary School, said she covered herself in her friend’s blood and pretended to be dead when an 18-year-old gunman opened fire in the school and killed 19 students and two teachers on May 24.
Cerrillo said the shooter “shot my teacher and told my teacher ‘goodnight’ … He shot my friend that was next to me … I grabbed her blood and I put it all over me.”
Cerrillo’s father addressed the committee after his daughter’s video concluded.
“I come because I could have lost my little girl,” he said. “Something needs to really change.”
The mother of a 20-year-old wounded at the Buffalo supermarket shooting also spoke before Congress, as did the parents of a 10-year-old girl killed at Robb Elementary.
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