A fourth-grader at Robb Elementary School has shared harrowing details about the moment mad gunman Salvador Ramos walked into the classroom – and announced to the terrified students, “It’s time to die!”
The boy told KENS 5 that he and four classmates took cover under a cloth-covered table when the mad gunman burst in after blasting another door.
“When I heard the shots through the door, I told my friend to hide under something so he doesn’t find us,” the boy told the outlet. “I hid hard. And I told my friend not to talk because he will hear us.”
The brave boy continued his chilling account: “He came in and ducked a little and he said, he said, ‘It’s time to die!'”
“When the cops came, the cop said, ‘Shout if you need help!’ And one of the people in my class said, ‘Help!’” the boy said to KENS 5.
“The guy overheard and came in and shot her. The cop stormed into this classroom. The guy shot the cop. And the cops started shooting,” he added.
The fourth-grader said he and the others emerged from under the table after the horrific attack that left 19 of his classmates and two teachers dead, which may have prevented Ramos from seeing them.
“I just opened the curtain and put out my hand,” he said. “I got out with my friend. I knew it was the police. I saw the armor and the shield.”
The boy also credited murdered teachers Irma Garcia and Eva Mireles with their final exploits.
“They were nice teachers. They went in front of my classmates to help. To save her,” the boy said, adding that talking to his family and a counselor about his horror helped him cope with the trauma.
“I want to tell every child and parent that they are safe,” he told KENS 5.
The young survivor’s account of the attack comes as it was revealed the gunman had spent more than 40 minutes at the school as witnesses desperately urged police to storm into the building.
Ramos had barricaded himself in the classroom before opening fire on students and teachers.
Local police, state police and 80 border patrol agents flocked to the scene, where CBP agents finally forced down the door about 40 minutes to an hour later when an employee gave them a key.
According to a Customs and Border Protection officer, four of the 80 border guards entered the building and killed Ramos.
US Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz told CNN on Wednesday that once border patrol agents arrived, they “didn’t hesitate.”
“You didn’t hesitate. They had a plan,” Ortiz told the outlet. “They entered this classroom and dealt with the situation as quickly as possible.”
Department of Public Safety director Steve McCraw said it was “within about 40 minutes” of the gunman opening fire on a school security officer before the Border Patrol team fired on him.
The specialized, SWAT-like team, known as the Border Patrol Tactical Unit, struggled to break down the classroom door and had to get a staffer to open it with a key, a law enforcement official who asked for anonymity told the Associated Press .
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