Janet Drake, the state’s deputy attorney general for criminal justice, told David B. Wheeler, one of the founders of the American Muckrakers PAC, on Tuesday that her department would work with the Colorado Department of Revenue and Department of Labor and Employment “to investigate the issue.”
“I had heard from some of the nurses there were two dead children who had been moved to the surgical area of the hospital. As I made my way there I prayed that I wouldn’t find her.
I didn’t find Alaina but I did find something no prayer will ever relieve. Two children whose bodies had been pulverized by bullets fired at them decapitated, whose flesh had been ripped apart, that the only clue of their identities was the blood-spattered cartoon clothes clinging to them, clinging for life and finding none.”
“We don’t want you to think of Lexi as just a number. She was intelligent, compassionate, athletic. She was quiet, shy unless she had a point to make. When she was right — she so often was — she stood her ground. She was firm, direct, voice unwavering. So today, we stand for Lexi, and as her voice, we demand action.”
“There is a door between our classrooms, and he went through there and shot my teacher and told my teacher ‘goodnight’ and shot her in the head. He shot some of my classmates and the whiteboard.
I went to the backpacks, he shot my friend that was next to me, and I thought he was going to come back to the room so I grabbed the blood and I put it all on me”
Asked what she did next, Cerrillo said “I just stayed quiet, and then I got my teacher’s phone and called 911.”
“What did you tell 911?”
“I told her that we need help and to send the police into our classroom.”