CHARDON, Ohio — A mother of a Chardon High School student is grateful that her daughter and her friend made it out of the cafeteria alive where a gunman opened fire Monday.
They were headed for the very cafeteria table where the shooting began when they decided, at the last moment, to skip breakfast.
Nick Kraft and Victoria Cobb normally eat breakfast at that table, but Monday morning, they waited a moment for a friend, then Nick decided he wasn’t hungry.
Had they continued inside the cafeteria, they would have been sitting at that table when the shooting began.
The students did see the shooter, however, and described how eerie it all was.
“It just looked scary, because he was walking slow, just shooting,” said Nick.
“I look and I see him holding a gun like this,” said Victoria, mimicking a gun with her hand, “and just walking slowly, like something you see in a movie.”
Cobb’s mother was near tears as she talked about the ordeal.
“(I am grateful) my daughter is alive. That I’m not the person who is at the hospital right now waiting to hear news about my child,” explained Maria Creagh.
All three admitted the reality of the tragedy hasn’t sunk in yet.