11-yr-old girl recounts covering herself in classmate’s blood, playing dead in case shooter returned

In a moment of gut-wrenching desperation, an 11-year-old girl allegedly covered herself in her classmate’s blood and played dead in order to survive a murderous rampage at her Uvalde, Texas, elementary school.

Miah Cerrillo spoke to CNN on Friday and said that after gunman Salvador Ramos, 18, opened fire on her class and left the room, she dipped her hands into the blood of her dead classmate and smeared it on herself so that, should the shooter return, she could play dead and possibly survive.

Still too frightened of men and too scared to appear on camera, Miah, with her mother beside her, spoke off-camera to female CNN producer Nora Neus about the horrifying details of her experience inside Robb Elementary School when the shooting occurred.

According to Miah, her fourth-grade class was watching “Lilo and Stitch” in Eva Mireles and Irma Garcia’s classroom when the teachers discovered there was an active shooter in the school.

One teacher attempted to lock the door, only to find Ramos at the door. Ramos reportedly shot out a window and followed the teacher back into the room.

Before shooting one of the teachers, said the little girl, Ramos looked her in the eye and said, “Goodnight.”

After that, said Miah, the shooter opened fire, striking several of Miah’s classmates as well as the other teacher. Miah herself was hit in the shoulder and in the head by flying fragments.

Ramos then entered the adjoining classroom through a connecting door and began firing. When the bullets stopped, above the sound of the screams, Miah said she heard music.

Ramos had begun playing the kind of music “where you want people to die,” Miah recalled.

From their dead teacher, Miah and her friend found a phone and dialed 911.

“Please send help because we’re in trouble,” Miah told a dispatcher.


It was then that Miah prepared herself in the event the shooter returned.

Covered in her classmate’s blood, Miah said she laid on the floor, surrounded by her friends, for what felt like three hours, though Neus reports it was closer to one terrifying hour.

As far as the little girl knew at the time, the police had not yet arrived on scene. Upon later hearing that police were waiting outside the school, she began to cry.

She said that she didn’t understand why the officers didn’t come in to rescue her and her classmates.

The brave little girl is experiencing a great deal of understandable trauma from her ordeal. According to her mother, she is having difficulty sleeping and is suffering from panic attacks.

Still, Miah insisted she wanted to do the difficult interview so that people will know what it is to survive a school shooting and so, she hopes, she might prevent other children from having to experience what she did that terrible day.

Miah was treated for the injuries she sustained from bullet fragments and released from the hospital.

A GoFundMe to provide Miah with the therapy she will need was set up and has currently received more than $60,000 in donations.


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