Mom shields kids from gunmen during school shooting, others refuse to help
CORNING, Calif (WKRC) - A mom is recovering from gunshot wounds after shielding her kids during the most recent school shooting in California, according to a report by KCRA.
Tiffany Phommathep and her three kids were among the victims when Kevin Neal went on a shooting rampage at Rancho Tehama Elementary School on Tuesday.
She was shot five times in the shoulder and hip while shielding her kids.
One bullet is still in her stomach.
Her 10-year-old son was shot twice in the leg, her 6-year-old son was shot in the foot, and her 2-year-old son has a shrapnel scar on his neck.
Phommathep thought she was going to die as she was driving around the school parking lot looking for help.
Other parents in the lot saw her condition and refused to help.
"I found enough strength to open my door and I hopped out to ask (one woman), 'Can you help me? I'm shot. I'm dying. My kids are in the car,'" Phommathep said. "She said that she couldn't help me because she only had a two-seater and she was late for work. That hurt my heart a lot to hear her say that."
In total, four people refused to help Phommathep and her kids before a sheriff found them.