Witness to shooting has ‘comfort’ going to school after vigil


PRESCOTT, Ark. – More than 150 people joined on the steps of Prescott High School Monday as the community prays for the school, victim and suspect involved in a shooting earlier in the day.

One of those people, a 9th grader at the high school who witnessed the shooting. 

The 14-year-old says Monday’s vigil gives him comfort going to school Tuesday. 

Raul Quidera calls what happened a tragedy.

He says the shooting originally started as a fight between two students when someone pulled a gun.

That’s when the 9th grader says he called 911 while running to a safe place. 

“Very scary thing. I was standing about 80 feet from it and I was just in immediate shock for my life and I took off running,” says Raul Quidera.

His mom says she still can’t believe this happened. She says this is something she usually sees on national TV. 

The vigil lasted about an hour.

At one point people were singing and praying over school staff and police officers. 

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