Uvalde school shooting: Parents of survivor want ‘coward’ cops to hear daughter's chilling 911 call
Miah Cerrillo's father said, 'All the officers who were there should hear this audio, so they can understand what the hell the kids are going through'
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UVALDE, TEXAS: Parents of a young Uvalde school shooting survivor reportedly want every “coward” Texas cop to listen to their daughter's chilling 911 call that she made as she begged for help and shots rang around her while the cops failed to protect her.
Miguel Cerrillo, the survivor's father, said that he was “heartbroken” and “speechless” when he heard the 911 call from his terrified daughter, Miah Cerrillo, made as she hid from the teen gunman at Robb Elementary School shooting in May 2022 in Uvalde, Texas, who slaughtered 19 students and two teachers, he told CNN.
An 18-year-old Salvador Ramos entered the Robb Elementary School in south Texas and unleashed fire on children and teachers, killing 19 fourth-graders and two of their teachers. “He’s shooting!” the fourth-grader cried at one point while firing rounds of gunshots could be heard, ending with an eerie silence from the wounded who’d previously been screaming for help.
Miah, who turns 12 on Friday, first begged for help at 12.30 pm, 30 minutes before the officers were dispatched. Miah and her friend, Khloie Torres, “had the courage” to grab their dying teacher’s phone and call 911, “the officers didn’t have the courage to go in and protect innocent kids,” Cerrillo said. “If children are calling and saying that they’re hurt or in the classroom, that shows you that they are really cowards,” Cerrillo said of the cops. “All the officers who were there should hear this audio, so they can understand what the hell the kids are going through, and these suckers are just outside,” he remarked.
The Uvalde school district reportedly has suspended its entire Police force after the department failed to provide adequate aid to children in the mass shooting. Cerrillo said he “broke down” when he heard the call because he finally knew “why my daughter was so mad” at not getting rescued for 77 minutes during Ramos's killing rampage. “If my daughter and Khloie had the courage to take the phone away from the teacher, to call 911, to let them know that they’re still alive and they need help why did not one officer jump and say, ‘Hey, we need to go in there?'” he said. “They still waited outside for a very long time to get any kids, to kick the door down, anything. They took too long.”
Miah also informed that one of the two teachers who had been shot “would still be alive” if officers had responded earlier. Eva Mireles, 44, called her cop husband to say she had been shot but sadly died before help came. “A lot of these kids would have still been alive if these officers would have breached that door as soon as they heard that phone call,” Cerrillo claimed. CNN aired the leaked videos while adding that they had to omit some parts as they were too horrific to air. “At some point, you stop hearing noises," CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz told viewers in the background. “People who had been wounded and who were screaming for help at some point, you no longer hear them … it goes silent,” he said. But “even after those gunshots are fired, even after the officers knew that these kids were inside the classroom alive — trapped with this gunman, with the gunshots being fired — it still took almost 30 minutes” for them to act, he said. The officials later fatally shot Salvador Ramos.