Uvalde survivor, 11, tells House hearing she smeared herself with friend’s blood

Uvalde survivor, 11, tells House hearing she smeared herself with friend’s blood

Uvalde survivor, 11, tells House hearing she smeared herself with friend’s blood

The Guardian says An 11-year-old survivor of the elementary school massacre in Uvalde, Texas testified before the House oversight committee on Wednesday, as lawmakers continued to try to reach a compromise on gun control legislation after a series of devastating mass shootings.

The House hearing came two weeks after an 18-year-old opened fire at Robb elementary school, killing 19 children and two teachers, and three weeks after 10 people were killed at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.

Miah Cerrillo, a fourth-grader at the Uvalde school, recounted how she watched as her teacher and friends were shot and acted quickly to save herself. Miah covered herself in a friend’s blood and played dead until she was able to reach her teacher’s phone and call police.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/08/us-house-hearing-gun-violence-survivors-testify-miah-cerrillo

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