The testimony of a student who survived the armed attack in Uvalde: "He said good night to the teacher and shot her in the head."

An 11-year-old girl who survived the armed attack at a school in Uvalde, Texas, spoke at the US Congress about the tragedy that killed 19 students and 2 teachers. She recounted how she covered herself with the blood of her colleagues, in a desperate attempt to survive, Reuters reports.

Miah Cerrillo, a fourth-grade student, and the parents of several children and youths killed and injured in mass attacks testified before a congressional committee on Wednesday.

“He said good night to the teacher and shot her in the head,” Cerrillo said in a pre-recorded interview. “Then he shot some of my classmates. He shot my girlfriend next to me … and I thought she’d be back in class. I covered myself with blood, “Miah said.

She added that she feared that such violence could happen again at school.

The girl’s testimony comes two weeks after the armed attack by an 18-year-old boy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, which killed 19 of her classmates and two teachers.

A series of mass armed attacks in the United States in recent weeks has resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries and sparked a new round of talks in the US Senate on arms control.

Democrats and Republicans have very different views on guns, so talks have focused on modest goals, such as encouraging states to pass laws that would allow them to refuse to sell firearms to people they consider a risk to themselves or public funding. and federal to improve school safety.

Testimonies about the Texas school tragedy continue to provoke emotion.

A teacher injured in the armed attack criticized the police officers who came to the scene at the time and said that they were cowards and intervened much too late, while his students were killed.

Arnulfo Reyes has been a teacher for 17 years, and that day he planned to see the movie “Addams Family” with the students. The attacker started firing just as he and his students were in class watching the movie.

He told the children to hide under the tables and not move. However, the young man had entered and started firing.

The professor was shot and then pretended to be unconscious, but the attacker shot him once more, with the bullet piercing his back and piercing one of his lungs. As he fell near the chair, he heard police entering the school, just minutes after the attacker entered.

However, it took more than an hour for them to force their way into the classroom and kill the attacker.

“I was praying that I would not hear any of my students speak. A student in the next class shouted for the police: “We are here. We are here”. But they were already gone. Then he [atacatorul – n.r.] he got up from behind my desk and went there and started firing again, ”the professor added.

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