Uvalde teacher Emilia Marin traumatized over open door claim
A teacher at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas is traumatized after authorities initially stated the gunman entered the constructing by means of a door she left ajar, her lawyer stated.
“She can’t stop shaking,” stated Don Flanary, an lawyer for teacher Emilia Marin.
The educator was serving to a coworker herald meals for a celebration when 18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos arrived on the college in Uvalde, CNN reported.
Authorities first stated Ramos entered the college by means of a door left ajar by Marin — however the Texas Department of Public Safety has since clarified the gunman received in through an unlocked door.
“She felt alone, like she couldn’t even grieve,” Flanary informed CNN of the inaccurate preliminary account by authorities. “She second-guessed herself, like ‘Did I not do that?’”
Marin is having bother coping with the insinuation that her actions contributed to the bloodbath, Flanary told ABC News.
“It’s traumatic for her when it’s insinuated that she’s involved, the door open,” Marin’s lawyer stated. “She’s heartbroken.”
Marin took rapid actions to cease Ramos’ onslaught, Flanary insisted.
“She sees him throw a bag over the fence and he has the weapon, the gun, around his chest,” Flanary recalled. “He hops the fence and starts running at her.”
Marin then kicked the rock out and slammed the door, Flanary stated.
“She thought she was going to die herself,” the lawyer continued. “She was waiting for him to come in. Obviously, she’s heartbroken with all the lives lost.”
Marin had dashed inside to report the crash, leaving a door propped open with a rock, Flanary stated. She then returned whereas nonetheless on the road with cops and noticed a coworker working out to security and others throughout the road at a funeral residence whereas yelling, “He’s got a gun!”
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The gunman by no means encountered Marin, or her grandson, who attends the college. But the horrifying assault has left the educator tormented and he or she needed to search a neurologist’s care, Flanary stated.
The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed investigators decided the teacher had closed the door, however it didn’t lock, ABC News reported.
Marin’s lawyer informed CNN the following moments can be the “most horrific thing anyone could have endured.”
Ramos then began firing outdoors the college earlier than making his approach inside. While “frozen” in worry, Marin received a textual content message from her daughter asking if she was secure — however she silenced her cellphone, believing Ramos may hear the gadget, CNN reported.
“She thought he was going to come in and kill her and she made peace with that,” Flanary continued.
Ramos in the end focused one other classroom full of college students, killing 19, together with two academics within the deadliest college taking pictures in practically a decade.
Flanary helps Marin in a potential civil claim in opposition to Daniel Defense, the producer of the firearm used within the assault, CNN reported.
The petition doesn’t accuse the producer of wrongdoing, however seeks to research whether or not Marin has authorized grounds to file a claim in opposition to Daniel Defense, which didn’t reply to an inquiry from CNN, the community reported.
Marin doesn’t plan on suing the college, police or the college district, in keeping with the report.
Her traumatic expertise echoes that of others Uvalde survivors – like a third-grader who hid inside the college and prayed “so we don’t die” as an hour glided by earlier than cops killed Ramos.
Leon Hernandez, 9, informed The Post Thursday he ducked beneath a desk with a feminine classmate as Ramos marched into the classroom and elsewhere all through the constructing.
“She was praying and scared,” Leon stated of his classmate. “I said we had to pray so we don’t die.”
Leon spoke to The Post Thursday outdoors a vigil for the victims in Uvalde. Funerals, visitations and burials for the 21 victims started on Monday and are anticipated to proceed by means of mid-June.
With Post wires