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Traumatized: Noises cause 2nd grader to cover head with blanket after Tuesday’s Uvalde massacre

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Posted at 4:22 PM, May 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-26 17:36:47-04

She wasn’t shot at.

She wasn’t in the 4th grade class where a gunman killed 19 Uvalde elementary school students and two teachers earlier this week.

She was in her 2nd-grade classroom when she heard the gunshots.

And still, she’s traumatized.

Every time the young child hears a chair move or even other sounds, she covers her head with a blanket.

That’s according to her family who decline to be named or appear on camera because of the recurring nightmarish memories of Tuesday’s massacre.

But the reality for them – and many others who endured the tragedy – is very real.

Even the child’s mother is scared.

“Every time there’s a knock at the door, my heart drops,” she says.

And a nation continues to mourn.