A nine-year-old who survived Tuesday’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary said the gunman entered the classroom and said, “It’s time to die.”
“He shot the next person’s door. We have a door in the middle. He opened it. He came in and squatted a bit and said, “It’s time to die,” said a boy who was in the classroom where the shooting happened.
Authorities say Salvador Ramos, 18, barricaded himself in a classroom and opened fire, killing 19 children and two teachers, before he was killed by law enforcement.
“When I heard the shots through the door, I told my friend to hide under something so he doesn’t find us,” the boy said. “I hid hard. And I told my friend not to talk because he will hear us.’
The boy and four other fourth-graders, generally aged 9 or 10, hid under a table draped with a tablecloth that may have shielded them from the shooter’s view.
“When the cops came, the cop said, ‘Shout if you need help!’ And one of the people in my class said, ‘Help.’ The guy overheard and came in and shot her,” the boy told KENS5.
“The cop barged into this classroom. The guy shot the cop. And the cops started shooting,’ said the boy.
After the shooting stopped, he came out from under the table.
“I knew it was the police. I saw the armor and the shield,’ he said.
The boy said his teachers, Irma Garcia and Eva Mireles, saved their lives. Both Garcia and Mireles were killed by the gunman while protecting the students from the attack.
“They were nice teachers. They went in front of my classmates to help. To save her,’ he said.
The boy added: “I want to tell every child and parent that they are safe.”
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