Aalayah Eastmond, a survivor of the Florida school massacre that left 17 people dead, recalled her tactic to stay alive. While visiting the “Today Show”, Eastmond said the school had high security that day but no one thought anything of it.
The Marjory Stoneman Douglass high school student revealed she made a split second decision to play dead by mimicking the movement of one of her classmates that was shot. She told the hosts, “I was behind a boy Nicholas and when he fell over I followed his every movement and I fell over with him and I put him on top of me.”
Eastmond added she had prepared to be shot by calling her mother and apologize for every wrongdoing. Luckily for her, the SWAT team came in and she and the remaining classmates ran out with their hands up.