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Student Explains How Teacher Saved Her Life in School Shooting in Emotional Interview

”if the shooter would have came into the room, I probably wouldn’t be speaking with you now,“ Kelsey Friend tells George Stephanopoulos

A student who survived yesterday’s deadly shooting in Parkland, Fla., offered an emotional account of what she saw as the shooting happened.

“I started hearing gunshots,” Kelsey Friend, a freshman at the school told “Good Morning America’s” George Stephanopoulos on Thursday. “I had talked to my teacher and said ‘I am scared,’ and then we all heard gunshots and he unlocked the door and let us in. I had thought he was behind me but he wasn’t. When he opened the door he had to re-lock it so we could stay safe and he didn’t get the chance to.”

“He might have saved your life,” Stephanopoulos said.

“I’m so thankful that he was there to help everybody who did live in that classroom because he was in the doorway and the door was still open and the shooter probably didn’t know we were in there,” Friend said. “If the shooter would have come into the room, I probably wouldn’t be speaking with you now.”

The “Good Morning America” interview was part of shooting related coverage on morning television.