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Texas school shooting teacher haunted by image of Salvador Ramos

A Robb elementary trainer has mentioned she is terrorized by the picture of armed madman Salvador Ramos marching into her Texas faculty earlier than the slaughter that “felt like an eternity.”

“I can shut my eyes and I see that picture of him and that gun strolling as much as my faculty,” fourth-grade trainer Nicole Ogburn told the “Today” show in an interview that aired Monday.

“And it haunts me,” she mentioned, admitting that she is not sure if she’s going to ever be capable to return to the college that President Biden mentioned may very well be razed.

The Uvalde native previously told KENS 5 that she noticed Ramos, 18, after listening to a few of the pictures that police say he fired on the Uvalde faculty constructing earlier than he received inside and killed 19 youngsters and two academics.

“I simply stood up and appeared out my window that was proper right here shut by, and I used to be like, ‘There’s a man with a gun. Oh my God, get down!’” she mentioned.

“I had one scholar laying on prime of me,” she instructed “At present” of the 15 panicked pupils in room 102.

Shooter outside the school.
Nicole Ogburn noticed Salvador Ramos after listening to a few of the pictures that police say he fired on the Uvalde faculty constructing earlier than getting into.
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“And I simply keep in mind praying, ‘Please God, please God, hold us secure,’” she recalled as they remained in lockdown

“I simply stored listening to, ‘Increase increase increase,’” she mentioned of greater than 100 rounds that Ramos fired in his deranged assault.

Salvador Ramos.
Nicole Ogburn says the one individual accountable for the taking pictures is Salvador Ramos.

“It simply stored going off … in what felt like an eternity,” she mentioned.

Responding police forces have confronted escalating criticism for ready greater than an hour earlier than storming in and taking pictures useless Ramos, whilst trapped college students repeatedly referred to as 911 begging for assist.

Ogburn instructed KENS 5 that when officers ultimately reached the shattered window of her classroom, her terrified pupils began leaping out and working to the shelter of a close-by funeral residence.

She then began calling the youngsters’ mother and father to allow them to know they had been secure, she mentioned.

“I’m not a hero,” she instructed the native station. “I used to be their trainer and I liked them very, very a lot. I’ll proceed to like on them as a lot as they want,” she mentioned.

The Justice Division introduced Sunday that it’s launching a probe into the delayed police response that some worry could also be accountable for at the least one of many shot youngsters bleeding to loss of life.

Amid mounting outrage from mother and father, Col. Steven McCraw, the director of the Texas Division of Public Security who initially praised the response, admitted Friday that officers “made the mistaken determination, interval” by ready so lengthy to confront Ramos.

Nicole Ogburn.
“I’m not a hero. I used to be their trainer and I liked them very, very a lot,” Nicole Ogburn mentioned.
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Nicole Ogburn.
Nicole Ogburn is comforted by her 17-year-old daughter Trinity Ogburn throughout a vigil.
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Nonetheless, Ogburn mentioned she desires “the blame to cease.”

“The one individual right here accountable is that one who got here into my faculty and harm my buddies and the scholars who I noticed on daily basis and I liked,” she instructed KENS 5.

“That’s the individual that’s accountable,” she additionally instructed “At present.”

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