The gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers Tuesday morning in Uvalde, Texas, looked one of the teachers in the eye and said “goodnight” before pulling the trigger, according to a new report.
It’s the latest chilling detail to emerge from the Robb Elementary School massacre, the worst school shooting in the United States in a decade. The gory quote comes from an account of the attack by high school student Miah Cerillo, 11, who sustained gunshot wounds to her back and shoulders but survived the attack.
Miah was in a fourth grade classroom while teachers Irma Garcia and Eva Mireles looked on Lilo & Stitch as a treat at the end of the school year when the shooter arrived at the door. Recounting what Miah told her in an interview, journalist Nora Neus says the gunman looked one of the teachers in the eye before blowing the window out the door.
“Miah says it all just happened so quickly,” Neus said on CNN on Friday morning. “He pushed the teacher back into the classroom and he made eye contact with the teacher again, looked her straight in the eye and said ‘good night,’ and then shot her and killed her.”
Miah says the killer then opened fire on the others in the room, shooting the other teacher and many of her friends. She then watched him enter an adjoining classroom from which she heard screams and music. Neus says Miah characterized the music as “I want people to die”. Fearing the shooter would return, Miah reportedly smeared one of her friends’ blood on herself to pretend dead.
It’s the latest horrifying new information to keep surfacing from others connected to the slaughter.
The coroner called to identify the victims after the shooting revealed he was friends with one of the dead. Lalo Diaz, a justice of the peace from Uvalde who also serves as a coroner, went to high school with teacher Irma Garcia. “The only reason I knew it was her … I saw pictures,” Diaz told KHOU. “This breaks my heart. I broke down a bit, and I probably will in the future. It’s just one of those things where you’re not prepared for what you just saw.”
Tragically, Garcia’s husband Joe died Thursday, two days after her murder, from what grieving relatives described as “a broken heart.”
Elsewhere, KENS 5 reports that a family member of the shooter confirmed the shooter had a second cousin at Robb Elementary at the time of the attack, but the cousin escaped unharmed.
One of those who did not survive the attack was 10-year-old Jayce Luevanos. His grandfather, Carmelo Quiroz, shared the devastating revelation that that day Jayce asked to accompany his grandmother on a trip to the San Antonio Zoo, which she was taking with her great-granddaughter’s kindergarten class.
“That’s why it hurts my wife so much, because he wanted to go to San Antonio,” Quiroz said United States today. “He was so sad that he couldn’t walk. If he had gone, he might be here.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/uvalde-shooter-looked-teacher-in-the-eye-and-said-goodnight-before-killing-her-survivor-tells-cnn?source=articles&via=rss Uvalde-Schütze looked the teacher in the eye and said “good night” before killing her, the survivor told CNN