It’s so sad to think of school children being in life or death situations.
But that’s exactly what the kids of Stoneman Douglas High School had to face.
Aalayah Eastmond is a survivor of the horrific shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Eastmond has revealed the moment she hid from the gunman under the body of her dead classmate.
The junior was in class on February 14 when accused gunman, Nikolas Cruz, fired through a window.
One of the 17 people killed was her classmate, Nicholas Dworet, who ended up saving her life.
She said as soon as she saw Dworet’s body ‘slumped over,’ she knew she had to act fast.
‘I told myself that I need to look like I’m dead,’ the 16-year-old said during a speech she gave in Harlem on Saturday alongside Rev Al Sharpton.
‘When he fell over I just fell over with him and then I went underneath his body and I laid there,’ Eastmond said.
Dworet was a senior at Stoneman Douglas High School.
He was a gifted swimmer who had his sights set on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Friends described the deceased athlete as a ‘good guy’ who will be dearly missed.
Eastmond was at Sharpton’s National Action Network in Harlem for the minister’s weekly meetings when she made the revelation.