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ERIC THAYER

The gunman who murdered 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday morning looked one of the teachers in the eye and said “Good night” before pulling the trigger, according to a new report.

This is the latest chilling detail to emerge from the Robb Elementary School massacre, the worst school shooting in the United States in a decade. The chilling quote comes from an account of the attack on schoolgirl Miah Cerillo, 11, who was injured by bullet fragments in her back and shoulders but managed to survive the attack.

Miah was in a fourth-grade class with teachers Irma Garcia and Eva Mireles watching Lilo & Stitch as an end-of-school-year gift when the shooter came to the door. Recounting what Miah told her in an interview, journalist Nora Neus said the gunman looked one of the teachers in the eye before blasting the door window.

“Miah says it all happened so fast,” Neus said on CNN Friday morning. “He backed the teacher up into the classroom and he made eye contact with the teacher again, looked her straight in the eye and said ‘Goodnight’, then shot her and licked her. killed.”

Miah says the killer then opened fire on the others in the room, shooting the other teacher and several of her friends. She then watched him walk into a nearby classroom, from where she heard screams and the sound of music. Neus says Miah characterized the music as “‘I want people to die’ music. Fearing the shooter would return, Miah allegedly smeared herself with the blood of a friend of hers to play dead.

The Texan is working overtime to customize 19 small coffins

This is the latest appalling news that has continued to emerge from others connected to the massacre.

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 is also a county coroner, had gone to high school with teacher Irma Garcia. “The only reason I knew it was her…I saw pictures,” Diaz told KHOU. “It breaks my heart. I broke down a bit, and I’m probably going to break down 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 on Thursday, two days after her murder from what grief-stricken relatives called “a broken heart.”

Elsewhere, KENS 5 reports that a family member of the shooter confirmed the shooter had a second cousin inside Robb Elementary at the time of the attack, but the cousin managed to escape unharmed.

One of those who did not survive the attack was 10-year-old Jayce Luevanos. Her grandfather Carmelo Quiroz shared the devastating revelation that Jayce had begged that day to accompany her grandmother on a trip to the San Antonio Zoo, which she was attending with her great-grandmother’s kindergarten class. little girl.

“That’s why my wife is hurting so much, because he wanted to go to San Antonio,” Quiroz said. USA today. “He was so sad he couldn’t go. Maybe if he was gone, he would be here.

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