Parkland School Survivor On One Year After Mass Shooting | TODAY Originals

Share
Embed
  • Published on Feb 14, 2019
  • Aalayah Eastmond hid under a classmate’s body during the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland. Now she’s lobbying for gun control. Here’s her survivor story.
    » Subscribe to TODAY: on.today.com/SubscribeToTODAY
    » Watch the latest from TODAY: bit.ly/LatestTODAY
    About: TODAY brings you the latest headlines and expert tips on money, health and parenting. We wake up every morning to give you and your family all you need to start your day. If it matters to you, it matters to us. We are in the people business. Subscribe to our channel for exclusive TODAY archival footage & our original web series.
    Connect with TODAY Online!
    Visit TODAY's Website: on.today.com/ReadTODAY
    Find TODAY on Facebook: on.today.com/LikeTODAY
    Follow TODAY on Twitter: on.today.com/FollowTODAY
    Follow TODAY on Google+: on.today.com/PlusTODAY
    Follow TODAY on Instagram: on.today.com/InstaTODAY
    Follow TODAY on Pinterest: on.today.com/PinTODAY
    #ParklandShooting #MarjoryStonemanDouglas #TodayShow
    Parkland School Survivor On One Year After Mass Shooting | TODAY Originals

Comments • 161

  • A Kids WRLD
    A Kids WRLD 2 days ago

    im still here praying for all of the students who are still fighting against the tragedy they witnessed whether it be mental issues or anything more nobody no child no elder not a single soul should witness something as awful as this massacre I am truly sorry for everyone involved
    may God feed these students with his grace and wealth and make sure they get through this tragedy that is still on their mind to this day ❤❤

  • Alibossmaster65 xD
    Alibossmaster65 xD 7 days ago

    Ahahahahhahhahahahah get noob ur friends died in school shooting ahahhahaahha get noob epiccc

  • Empty Nester
    Empty Nester 12 days ago

    High School is a time to have fun and great memories. Stay strong sister. Love you.❤

  • None Yun
    None Yun 20 days ago

    So is the a wannabe entertainer or related to a govt employee? All of the Parkland “kids” fall into one of those categories! Coincidence I’m sure

  • Ahfended
    Ahfended 25 days ago +1

    breaks my heart💔

  • Spliffdc 84
    Spliffdc 84 27 days ago

    Blacks know how to stay alive

  • Unknown Receipts
    Unknown Receipts Month ago +1

    rest in peace to all of these victims❤️ my heart goes out to all of the survivors and families you are truly so strong🖤

  • Olakunle Soyege
    Olakunle Soyege Month ago +1

    Holy God bless those kids that died🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏😇😇😇❤

  • Hiram Maxwell
    Hiram Maxwell Month ago

    All of you who think it is the governments job to protect you and that your police will always be there on time, so we do not need all these guns, take 5 minutes out of your day to read this. bearingarms.com/tom-k/2018/12/19/judge-sheriffs-deputy-no-duty-protect-parkland-students/?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=12/20/2018&bcid=2db5763bfce176a90818a03bc01020b1&recip=21527305

  • Little Chill
    Little Chill Month ago +1

    *may all the survivors have hope*

  • theeeBestEver
    theeeBestEver Month ago

    Bet if the police officer you all praise because he wants gun taken away who was there and coward away actually tried to help we wouldn’t see such a high death tole

  • Jacob Bender
    Jacob Bender 2 months ago

    preventiontraining.net/ Learn to identify the pattern of behavior leading up to an attack.

  • Howard Alien
    Howard Alien 2 months ago +1

    Thats what you get for making someones life miserable

  • Evelyn Tellez
    Evelyn Tellez 2 months ago +19

    This is emotional,but my school decided to do a walkout in honor of the victims during classes and what did i do?, i walked out too.

  • Jackson Lewis
    Jackson Lewis 2 months ago +6

    How do people dislike this

  • Jonathan Williams
    Jonathan Williams 2 months ago +13

    This girl is brilliant, brave and mentally tough. Her mother raised her well!! She will make an amazing attorney. I wish her all the best with her career and her activism to make a better America.

  • BattleXp Gaming
    BattleXp Gaming 2 months ago

    Why do people do this

  • I’m Bad
    I’m Bad 2 months ago +1

    So why not just give him life or death penalty?

  • JFKYO
    JFKYO 2 months ago +2

    Is it bad that there a kid that is saying he wants to shoot my school and there two of them and one wants me dead and the other wants me alive

    • JFKYO
      JFKYO 2 months ago

      @kittencat mm ok

    • kittencat mm
      kittencat mm 2 months ago +2

      world order report him

  • Teng Vang
    Teng Vang 2 months ago +34

    I feel so bad for the school I hate ppl that do bad things

    • your moms belt
      your moms belt 5 days ago

      @User 1 Good words my friend

    • User 1
      User 1 13 days ago

      You dont have to hate them you can forgive them like how God would

  • Olivia
    Olivia 2 months ago

    ruclip.com/video/mD0ULGfgfRc/video.html

  • Shadooow 23
    Shadooow 23 2 months ago +1

    Guns are legal what do you expect.

  • Pan _Duh
    Pan _Duh 2 months ago +3

    THIS IS MADE IN VALENTINES DAY!?

    • Bekah M
      Bekah M Month ago

      Izzy Cablayan it happen on Valentine’s Day

    • babbiinuttsacc
      babbiinuttsacc 2 months ago +1

      the day before this my sisters friend made a threat to my school too as a “joke”

    • Pan _Duh
      Pan _Duh 2 months ago

      Baylie Goodlink valentines day is a day to make their heart happy not to break their heart....

    • Baylie Goodlink
      Baylie Goodlink 2 months ago

      Izzy Cablayan this happened on Valentine’s Day last year and that shouldn’t have to happened

  • Life With Riyah
    Life With Riyah 3 months ago +12

    If I'm with a group of people and they get shot I'm layin down with them edit: LMAOO not even tryna be funny I'm dead serious

  • oddest viner
    oddest viner 3 months ago +2

    Arm the school's not disarm the people

  • Sophie Playz
    Sophie Playz 3 months ago +1

    I'm here after the song hope by. Xxxtentacion

  • R McElhaney
    R McElhaney 3 months ago +1

    Glad you survived, Aalayah! God bless you, and may The Lord be with you!

  • R McElhaney
    R McElhaney 3 months ago +2

    I'm glad you survived, Aalayah! More needs to be done about gun control. Too many nutcases have guns!

  • Adaam Hidrey
    Adaam Hidrey 3 months ago +2

    Turning a tragedy into a racially motivated attack of course 🤦‍♂️ because he was definitely only targeting black people.

  • Ravenous and Dangerous
    Ravenous and Dangerous 3 months ago +2

    "I was in my 4th period"
    Didn't the shooting happen in 6th?

    • Adrianna Brown
      Adrianna Brown 2 months ago +2

      He went to the freshman building which had three stories/floors each floor had a different schedule at least my school has that it was the 6th for freshmen’s on the first floor and the juniors or seniors idek they were on the 4th and the other floor they were more then likely on their 5th

    • Ravenous and Dangerous
      Ravenous and Dangerous 2 months ago

      Because these kinds of things make you question about the shooting.

    • Galaxy -Nugget
      Galaxy -Nugget 2 months ago

      Why are you questioning that of all things?

  • Matthew Jay
    Matthew Jay 3 months ago +31

    I was in middle school when this happened, I’m in high school now. I live in Canada. When me and my mom first heard about this, she said “Really, another one?” It was at that time that I started to realize how often school shootings happen and how big of a problem it is down in the US. This happens often not only because of the passive gun laws, but also because of the lack of good mental health resources and the health care system in the US, and the corrupt US justice system, and many more, and the government is doing nothing about this country wide, or so I’ve been told. Something has to be done to stop this, honestly, changing the gun age from 18 to 21 is gonna barely do anything to help the situation in my opinion, but it is a start. When I got to school the next day, I walked into my math class and kids were actually joking about this, saying they’re gonna shoot up the school, it’s no different in high school too, people here laugh at it and treat it like a joke. I absolutely hate it, people die young because of this when they had their whole lives ahead of them. I love your story and I find it really inspiring and I think others should watch this video. And playing dead is actually a good way to survive and I would do that too. I still think about this because it’s very important to know. Thanks.
    Also there’s only been about 11 school shootings that I know of that happened in Canada, when there has been 100s of them in the US, I live in a moderately big city and there has been a shooting here at a high school that killed 2 or 3 people back in the 70s or 80s.
    Also, for those of you who think praying is the answer, that’s gonna do absolutely nothing, I get it, people are religious, and I could just be saying this because I’m an atheist, but still. What’s gonna stop this from happening is you guys actually doing something about this to change the fate of your country. I’m only saying this because I want you guys to do something about it, I hate seeing this stuff happening and people doing nothing except praying when they can actually make a change like the Parkland students are trying to do.

    • David Arias
      David Arias 2 months ago +1

      Welcome to America. Trust me. It gets worse

    • Jonathan Williams
      Jonathan Williams 2 months ago +1

      ItsSeanTime TV I agree with you 100%. Change does need to be done in the U.S with gun laws and school safety.

    • Jonathan Williams
      Jonathan Williams 2 months ago +1

      Aka Slakoth Does it matter? Everything he was saying was 100% true. Why does it matter how long it took him? Smh.

    • Matthew Jay
      Matthew Jay 2 months ago

      Aka Slakoth like 20 minutes lol

    • aka Slakoth
      aka Slakoth 3 months ago +2

      How long did it take you to type this

  • 21BombSquad
    21BombSquad 3 months ago +2

    Love from CORAL GLADES HIGH #MSDSTRONG

  • Col 44
    Col 44 3 months ago +22

    ❤️ mom, it takes a power house to raise a power house. Your daughter is a hero

  • Ixvnnn __
    Ixvnnn __ 3 months ago +30

    Why 30 dislikes?????? Yall evil

    • JFKYO
      JFKYO 2 months ago +2

      Someone plans on shooting up my school and I think we need to change rules on hun I don't mean get rid of them but raise the age to have one and buy one

    • R McElhaney
      R McElhaney 3 months ago +4

      30 dislikes are likely coming from Matt Gaetz supporters in the Florida Panhandle. Gaetz has those folks thinking guns are king. They are all total SOB's!

  • Captain Marvel
    Captain Marvel 3 months ago

    Who would dislike this tf

  • juan cervantes
    juan cervantes 3 months ago +4

    I wonder what happened to her uncle. We don't need more gun control we need RESPONSIBLE HUMANS

  • Nightmare Trooper
    Nightmare Trooper 3 months ago +1

    Are you this ignorant Young Lady?!
    Your NOT admitting the Actual truth why do School Shootings Happens?
    It wouldn't been happend if you and your so called friends haven't bullied Nickolas Cruz you brain dead morons. You guys are just too lazy to admit the Truth. Your manipulating your own kind for your stupid Political Crap.

  • Ocean love
    Ocean love 3 months ago +2

    God is with all of us even the ones who past away still in gods hands😌😌

  • Abel Martin
    Abel Martin 3 months ago

    😭

  • Jhoaxta Hoax
    Jhoaxta Hoax 3 months ago +1

    No one died and no one cried, they just lied. Fake News Stream False Flag Fear Psyop played out by crisis actors to push gun control and create a Surveillance State. Hello 1984

  • VAMPIREX 2017
    VAMPIREX 2017 3 months ago +11

    *aiming guns at hoax commenters*

  • rache
    rache 4 months ago

    Fake shooting

    • R McElhaney
      R McElhaney 3 months ago

      How fu---n inconsiderate of a remark this is. You must be one of those radical right wing Matt Gaetz lovers.

    • Deep Razzle
      Deep Razzle 3 months ago +4

      What a moron you are.

  • Goodness Nwankpa
    Goodness Nwankpa 4 months ago +4

    I love this!

  • Kayla Padilla
    Kayla Padilla 4 months ago +1

    Praying for you all

  • Kendel Mourniny
    Kendel Mourniny 4 months ago +1

    Wow

  • Asia Monae
    Asia Monae 4 months ago +7

    Smart young lady

  • Mariah Rogers
    Mariah Rogers 4 months ago +6

    I’m praying for you beautiful ❤️

  • oh my my oh my my
    oh my my oh my my 4 months ago +24

    Every school needs metal detectors

  • Katie Williams
    Katie Williams 4 months ago +4

    Praying for all those who lost there lives but we need to give the family’s the privacy they deserve because it was a sad day I’m in Florida I remember that day it was a sunny day like it was today just a sad day 17 innocent lives lost and 17 injured just a sad day for all of Florida my prayers to family’s.

  • Tahir Ahmed
    Tahir Ahmed 4 months ago +1

    Parkland School incident still make us goose bumps........so sad loss of 17 innocent students and very tough time Aalayah had as a survivor but on other hand she is a brave girl who now lobbying across the world for gun control.........well done..this is a spirit when you have in your students then these incidents will not only be stopped but God forbid if happen they can face them...Incident happened on Feb 14 it will always make us remember of those lost lives and now we all must unite together for preventing such incidents at all levels by educating and making this world gun-free .

    • ELI ICD
      ELI ICD 29 days ago

      14 students were killed not 17.

    • juan cervantes
      juan cervantes 3 months ago +1

      Tahir Ahmed guns arent the problem its malicious people

  • Appalachian Fire WITCH
    Appalachian Fire WITCH 4 months ago +6

    Gun control will increase crime. MOLON LABE🇺🇸

  • RespectFreeSpeech GiveMeMuhFreedom

    Gun control doesn't work. Unless you"re Hilter

    • Kittenela
      Kittenela 3 months ago

      If someone had a gun they could have shot him 😭 injured him and prevented a least a few people from losing their life .

    • RespectFreeSpeech GiveMeMuhFreedom
      RespectFreeSpeech GiveMeMuhFreedom 3 months ago

      @Ghostkiller martix take a look at London......

    • Ghostkiller martix
      Ghostkiller martix 4 months ago

      RespectFreeSpeech GiveMeMuhFreedom really how not

  • courtenay scott
    courtenay scott 4 months ago +6

    Inspiring young lady

  • PawCious Vi
    PawCious Vi 4 months ago +10

    A tragic memory to behold

  • Dominick Cobey
    Dominick Cobey 4 months ago +5

    #MSD STRONG

  • GAMING BY SARANDAZ
    GAMING BY SARANDAZ 4 months ago +181

    That's exactly what I would do. Pretend to be dead. Brave girl!

    • Anna Lena
      Anna Lena 2 months ago +2

      Kashiko Murasaki Yh sure...Of course you say that right now but if you’re in the situation you can’t do that.You are too scared and anxious..

    • Kashiko Murasaki
      Kashiko Murasaki 2 months ago +2

      I would go and fight him, and stay brave, and stay stong, knowing everyone else is in danger, and hoping all will be alright, even if i died

    • HippityHoppity
      HippityHoppity 2 months ago +2

      NZ shootings can prove you wrong. The terrorist shot the people who could be playing dead.

  • Eric Guignard
    Eric Guignard 4 months ago +4

    Democrats Are power hungry

    • Matthew Jay
      Matthew Jay 3 months ago

      That’s republicans you’re thinking of

    • Shak
      Shak 4 months ago +1

      Is that the same for republicans

  • helen lariscy
    helen lariscy 4 months ago +9

    never again💔

    • JFKYO
      JFKYO 2 months ago +2

      Wrong we have evil in the world and right now my school might be next

  • michaelthemovieman
    michaelthemovieman 4 months ago +1

    Awesome shooting was awesome.

    • R McElhaney
      R McElhaney 3 months ago +1

      Not even a Matt Gaetz lover would approve of this idiotic remark! If you had just escaped death in this shooting, you wouldn't think it was awesome.

    • Kendel Mourniny
      Kendel Mourniny 4 months ago

      Say what but why

    • Jared Thompson
      Jared Thompson 4 months ago +2

      You're an idoit.

  • Choralist Paliso
    Choralist Paliso 4 months ago +105

    My school took a moment of silence,bless you all❤

  • Ria Land
    Ria Land 4 months ago +24

    DISARM HATE!

    • R McElhaney
      R McElhaney 3 months ago

      Tell this to Matt Gaetz and many of his supporters in the Florida panhandle! They seem to embrace hate, which makes me sick to my stomach!

    • Ixvnnn __
      Ixvnnn __ 3 months ago +1

      Great Heathen Army shut up

    • Great Heathen Army
      Great Heathen Army 4 months ago +4

      Are you really *assuming* anyone who owns a gun is hateful?

  • Ria Land
    Ria Land 4 months ago +33

    This is one of the best videos i have seen on today! GREAT VIDEO, AWESOME RECOVERY, ALL LIVES MATTER!🙏😍

  • Eazy OpZ
    Eazy OpZ 4 months ago +15

    God bless all❤️🙏🏻

  • HeyyItsLizz
    HeyyItsLizz 4 months ago +5

    🙏🙏

  • Sallie Reese
    Sallie Reese 4 months ago +65

    Praying for y'all all still 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    • fuck the system
      fuck the system 4 months ago

      Praying for actors then...
      ruclip.com/video/W5km2h_XL6o/video.html

  • Rosa Jessica
    Rosa Jessica 4 months ago +5

    I’m still 😱 of going out since these shootings

    • Rosa Jessica
      Rosa Jessica 3 months ago

      WizardBTAOU I live in New York I heard of shootings like these

  • Slacin' Ace
    Slacin' Ace 4 months ago +18

    sad touching story until it turns into guns are the issue

    • Slacin' Ace
      Slacin' Ace 3 months ago

      @Lila Laban if i get shot, I'd be dissapointed I wouldnt of had time to draw my own firearm before the person could shoot me

    • Lila Laban
      Lila Laban 3 months ago

      Maby you change your mind when you get shot...

    • Slacin' Ace
      Slacin' Ace 3 months ago

      🔥🔥💥S H U T T H E F U C K U P L I B E R A L💥🔥🔥

    • Ally
      Ally 3 months ago +1

      because they are

  • FDSeoul
    FDSeoul 4 months ago +24

    Gun free zones are a wet dream for mass shooter. Without our 2nd, our 1st and everything else is lost alone with freedom.

    • R McElhaney
      R McElhaney 3 months ago +1

      Every responsible citizen should be allowed to own a handgun. But guns shouldn't be allowed to fall into the hands of mentally unstable people.

    • Chris Sloan
      Chris Sloan 3 months ago +1

      Parkland Hoax well, it’s official. I’ve seen the biggest conspiracy theorist to date. I can now die knowing I’ve accomplished everything. The only flaw with your theory is #1 it’s a theory. Let me break that down for you since you skipped school entirely. Theories are not fact nor based on facts. They are all suspicion. #2, my mother has a friend who’s daughter attended the school at the time of the shooting. I can assure you, it was real. #3 my girlfriend is from coral springs Florida. Again I go back to my first point of you missing all years of school so I’ll inform you where Coral Springs is. It’s about 20 minutes from parkland. It’s safe to say, although I did not attend that school nor was I from the area, but everyone I know has some sort of connection to parkland and has confirmed it.

    • Ghostkiller martix
      Ghostkiller martix 4 months ago +1

      FDSeoul really that’s the stupidest thing notion ever

  • 000 000
    000 000 4 months ago

    Vaccines Cause SIDS: ruclip.com/video/jhPhfPKNPBY/video.html

  • Barry White
    Barry White 4 months ago

    WE HAVE A JEWISH OCCUPIED GOVERNMENT THAT IS AT WAR WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE RIGHT NOW

  • WildeNFoxy
    WildeNFoxy 4 months ago +4

    No one gives af

    • Anna R
      Anna R 3 months ago +3

      you’re a horrible person

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous 3 months ago +2

      WildeNFoxy when you die in a mass shooting no one will remember you

    • Ghostkiller martix
      Ghostkiller martix 4 months ago +4

      WildeNFoxy I do

    • Shelby Gary
      Shelby Gary 4 months ago +3

      WildeNFoxy .... abt you

  • anandguruji83
    anandguruji83 4 months ago +18

    1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING

    • anandguruji83
      anandguruji83 4 months ago +1

      1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING

  • Jeon Jungkook
    Jeon Jungkook 4 months ago +1

    I don't understand😅

  • Brigette Whalen
    Brigette Whalen 4 months ago +8

    If your wondering who hit the dislike button...it was me

    • Brigette Whalen
      Brigette Whalen 3 months ago +1

      @Alicia Fox They are starting to take these things way to far. IM NOT ONE OF THOSE SUPPORTERS OF THE SHOOTING ITSELF OR IN ANY WAY! I understand that they have been through a terrible tragedy but they are starting to take it too far.

    • Alicia Fox
      Alicia Fox 3 months ago

      Brigette Whalen u disliked the video. Innocent kids died

    • Brigette Whalen
      Brigette Whalen 3 months ago

      @Alicia Fox how?

    • Alicia Fox
      Alicia Fox 3 months ago

      Brigette Whalen u got problems

    • Brigette Whalen
      Brigette Whalen 3 months ago

      @qman WTF