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Fourth grader who played dead to survive Uvalde massacre fears a school shooting will happen again

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People visit a memorial for the 19 children and two adults killed on May 24th during a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 30, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images
People visit a memorial for the 19 children and two adults killed on May 24th during a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 30, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images
  • A survivor of the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting said she fears a school shooting will happen again.
  • Miah Cerrillo told Congress on Wednesday via a pre-recorded video that she does not feel safe at school.
  • Cerrillo played dead on the day of the shooting to protect herself then called 911 multiple times.
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A survivor of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, said she doesn't feel safe at school because she fears another shooting will occur.

In a pre-recorded video shown during the House Oversight and Reform Committee's hearing on gun violence on Wednesday, 11-year-old Miah Cerrillo recalled her account of the May 24 shooting, explaining how she covered herself in her friend's blood and played dead to protect herself. 

She said she also called 911 multiple times and begged police to help during the shooting, which left 19 children and two teachers dead.

After her account, the person filming the video asked her if she felt safe at school.

Cerrillo shook her head "no."

"Why not?" they asked.

"Because I don't want it to happen again," Cerrillo said. 

"And you think it's going to happen again?" they asked. 

Cerrillo shook her head and said, "yes."

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