Fearful that the shooter would return to her classroom and kill her and the handful of survivors, Miah said that she placed her hands in the blood of her dead classmate lying next to her and smeared it all over herself so she could pretend to be dead.
Miah began crying when recounting to CNN how she didn’t understand why the police wouldn’t come help them after what seemed like hours to her. She said her hair is now falling out in clumps, and her mother added that the little girl couldn’t sleep.
“[Miah] will need a lot of help with all the trauma that she is going through,” her mother, Abigail Veloz, said in a GoFundMe campaign that has raised nearly $400,000.
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