Classmates of shooting victim who held him and called 911 speak out
Witnesses of school shooting tell chilling tale
Last Updated: 328 days ago
TAFT, Calif. - Within seconds, a morning quiz turned into a nightmare.
"I was just looking around the room and I see him walk in and I see him with the gun. I thought it was fake. And he looks at me dead on, smiles at me, and shoots," said Kacie Massoni.
That's when Corey Ramos looked up and saw the victim.
"He's sliding in his chair and falls to the ground," said Ramos.
Ramos said the victim scrambled away from the shooter.
"[The victim said] 'I'm shot, I'm gonna die. I'm shot'," said Ramos.
Ramos said the victim had been shot in the chest.
"There was blood pouring out of his mouth and when he rolled over, there was a big pile of blood. There was blood everywhere, all over the floor," said Ramos.
"He rolled on top of me and I was just holding him. I told him he was going to be ok," said Massoni.
"[Massoni] was trying to stop the bleeding and she had blood all over her arm," said Ramos.
Massoni said seconds later he fired another shot and began pacing back and forth in front of the classroom.
"And he's just smiling the whole time. Smiling with no expression on his face except for a smile," said Ramos.
Students sat or stood frozen in fear.
"No one wanted to move because you don't know if he's going to shoot," said Massoni.
The teacher, Ryan Heber, was standing in the back of the classroom and spoke up.
"The teacher's trying to calm him down saying I've always been good to you. There's a lot of good people in the classroom," said Massoni.
"And he's talking to [the shooter] but [the shooter] just wasn't acknowledging it," said Ramos.
The girls shouted the victim was hurt.
"And [the shooter] goes, "I know. I shot him.' He laughs and says "Ha, I know. I know I shot him," said Ramos.
Ramos then secretly called 911 on her cell phone.
"I just had to tell [the dispatcher] 'I can't stay on the phone, if he catches me he'll shoot me and I'll die,'." said Ramos.
Just as she hung up the phone, the victim accidentally rolled onto his cell phone, causing it to go off.
"And [the shooter] walks over and says 'What's going on over there, watcha guys doin'?'," said Ramos.
They explained it was an accident and tossed the phone to the shooter.
The shooter shouted that he was looking for another student.
That student then exclaimed "I'm sorry," to the gunman.
"And [the gunman] said 'Are you really sorry?' And [the other target] said 'Yeah I'm sorry.' [The gunman] said "You're sorry now.' Then he loads his gun and that's when Kim came over and talked him into setting the gun down," said Ramos.
Campus supervisor Kim Fields then had the shooter sit down on the ground.
"He had his head in his hands like he couldn't believe what he just did. And when the gun was on the ground everyone ran out of the classroom," said Ramos.
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