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

  • 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.
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Comments • 195

  • Emily Price
    Emily Price Hour ago

    17 angels #msdstrong

  • I See Water Bugs

    I guess this is aimed at younger audiences

  • cRagZ
    cRagZ 5 days ago +1

    Hope - XXXTentacion I love you all

  • Pigeon Dude
    Pigeon Dude 5 days ago

    I walked a mile with a sign that said “bless the souls of the shooting of February”

  • •*.•Akira Draws•*.

    2:46 you can see some shaking there hands in fear, that just breaks my heart 💔

  • JMD Bennett
    JMD Bennett 9 days ago +1

    I rember this and my music teacher's son got shoot and sadly left us and I live close to her

  • Hello People
    Hello People 9 days ago +2

    So Sad 😞

  • Elizabeth Jimenez
    Elizabeth Jimenez 12 days ago

    I’m scared to go back to school now 😱😥😰

    • Authorite 100
      Authorite 100 11 days ago

      Elizabeth Jimenez Same, it’s sad we have to worry about this.

  • padres for life
    padres for life 13 days ago

    It really sucks , all this shooting everywhere... you dont even know if you coming back home once you step out your front door 😭 RIP to all the kids

  • Rachel Pietsch
    Rachel Pietsch 14 days ago +1

    If I could I would die for all of those people who died that day I am young too but one or none is better than 17 this should no happen this should never happen again I send my prays to those families and hope I won’t happen again or to me with that I would go through that rather than anyone else I would risk my life willingly knowing I might die I can walk in school and think I might die today I might never get to say goodbye I might never walk out of this building again my friends might lose me I might lose my friends I never wanna think that nobody should think they might die that day nobody should go through it something needs to happen never again

  • Cj Gordon Stott
    Cj Gordon Stott 26 days ago +5

    imagine hearing that last goodbye as a parent 😞 such a brave girl with a big heart 💙

  • yo yo
    yo yo Month ago +1

    My heart is shattered and Im watching this only now

  • FAZE Krock1232
    FAZE Krock1232 Month ago +2

    X brought me to this its crazy

  • NSL Eruption
    NSL Eruption Month ago


  • ッAry
    ッAry Month ago


  • Af d
    Af d Month ago +1

    Outside of misery, they will live on in a better world

  • Mario
    Mario Month ago +4

    R.I.P 🙏

  • Jullien Santibanez
    Jullien Santibanez Month ago +3

    Just watching this, and hearing what this girl and her fellow classmates went thru made me cry and sob sooo much, (and I’m not the type to cry at most things). I cant even imagine what I wud feel having actually been thru that extremely traumatic experience. This needs to stop...gun violence has hurt and broken so many lives apart...I pray for this girl and hope that all of them can heal from this tragic event. 💚🥺

  • Mercedes Monzón
    Mercedes Monzón Month ago +10

    I was in my moms car to pick un my sister in parkland middle and a million police cars were flying god bless the 17 angels

  • Cybiter
    Cybiter Month ago +21

    Rest In Peace all the kids who lost their lives. We will remember you 😞

  • A Kids WRLD
    A Kids WRLD 2 months ago +2

    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 2 months ago

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

  • Empty Nester
    Empty Nester 2 months ago +4

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

  • None Yun
    None Yun 2 months ago +1

    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 3 months ago +3

    breaks my heart💔

  • Spliffdc 84
    Spliffdc 84 3 months ago

    Blacks know how to stay alive

  • Unknown Receipts
    Unknown Receipts 3 months ago +3

    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 3 months ago +3

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

  • Hiram Maxwell
    Hiram Maxwell 3 months 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.

  • Little Chill
    Little Chill 3 months ago +5

    *may all the survivors have hope*

  • theeeBestEver
    theeeBestEver 3 months 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 4 months ago Learn to identify the pattern of behavior leading up to an attack.

  • Howard Alien
    Howard Alien 4 months ago +2

    Thats what you get for making someones life miserable

  • Evelyn Tellez
    Evelyn Tellez 4 months ago +42

    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.

    • I Am A Cookie
      I Am A Cookie Month ago +1

      Hated my school for doing that walk, good that you did

  • Jackson Lewis
    Jackson Lewis 4 months ago +11

    How do people dislike this

  • Jonathan Williams
    Jonathan Williams 4 months ago +57

    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 4 months ago +1

    Why do people do this

  • I’m Bad
    I’m Bad 4 months ago +3

    So why not just give him life or death penalty?

    JFKYO 4 months ago +3

    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

  • Teng Vang
    Teng Vang 5 months ago +80

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

    • Wolfy And Nigelie
      Wolfy And Nigelie 16 days ago

      Whitey Mamasan wot I’m not racist tho

    • Whitey Mamasan
      Whitey Mamasan 16 days ago

      @User 1 your comment is intolerant and racist

    • Whitey Mamasan
      Whitey Mamasan 16 days ago

      That comment is intolerant and racist

    • Wolfy And Nigelie
      Wolfy And Nigelie Month ago

      User 1 yes forgive the person that killed young students and adults yess forgive them definitely 😒😒😒

  • Olivia
    Olivia 5 months ago

  • Shadooow 23
    Shadooow 23 5 months ago +1

    Guns are legal what do you expect.

  • Pan _Duh
    Pan _Duh 5 months ago +4


    • Bekah M
      Bekah M 3 months ago

      Izzy Cablayan it happen on Valentine’s Day

    • babbiinuttsacc
      babbiinuttsacc 4 months ago +1

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

    • Pan _Duh
      Pan _Duh 4 months ago

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

    • Baylie Goodlink
      Baylie Goodlink 5 months ago +1

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

  • Life With Riyah
    Life With Riyah 5 months ago +15

    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 5 months ago +2

    Arm the school's not disarm the people

    • aiidanz
      aiidanz Month ago +1

      You do know that one school tried to arm teachers, and guess what happened? There was a shooting. It is proven from multiple studies that more guns equals more deaths and shootings. You need a gun for a shooting. Making guns more available only increases shootings.

  • R McElhaney
    R McElhaney 5 months ago +3

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

  • R McElhaney
    R McElhaney 5 months ago +3

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

  • Adaam Hidrey
    Adaam Hidrey 5 months ago +2

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

  • Dead Viking
    Dead Viking 5 months ago +2

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

    • Adrianna Brown
      Adrianna Brown 4 months ago +3

      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

    • Dead Viking
      Dead Viking 5 months ago

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

    • Galaxy -Nugget
      Galaxy -Nugget 5 months ago

      Why are you questioning that of all things?

  • Matthew Jay
    Matthew Jay 5 months ago +38

    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.

    • Claudia Reynolds
      Claudia Reynolds 13 days ago

      Jonathan Williams
      Changing gun laws fixes nothing

    • David Arias
      David Arias 4 months ago +1

      Welcome to America. Trust me. It gets worse

    • Jonathan Williams
      Jonathan Williams 4 months ago +2

      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 4 months ago +2

      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 4 months ago +1

      Aka Slakoth like 20 minutes lol

  • 21BombSquad
    21BombSquad 6 months ago +2


  • Coll 44
    Coll 44 6 months ago +43

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

  • Ixvnnn __
    Ixvnnn __ 6 months ago +54

    Why 30 dislikes?????? Yall evil

    • JFKYO
      JFKYO 4 months ago +3

      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 5 months ago +7

      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!

  • Haku Turo
    Haku Turo 6 months ago +1

    Who would dislike this tf

  • juan cervantes
    juan cervantes 6 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 6 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 6 months ago +4

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

  • Hue Hefner
    Hue Hefner 6 months ago +1


  • Jhoaxster
    Jhoaxster 6 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 6 months ago +12

    *aiming guns at hoax commenters*

  • rache
    rache 6 months ago

    Fake shooting

    • R McElhaney
      R McElhaney 5 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 5 months ago +4

      What a moron you are.

  • Goodness Nwankpa
    Goodness Nwankpa 6 months ago +4

    I love this!

  • Kayla Padilla
    Kayla Padilla 6 months ago +4

    Praying for you all

  • Kendel Mourniny
    Kendel Mourniny 6 months ago +2


  • Asia Monae
    Asia Monae 6 months ago +14

    Smart young lady

  • Mariah Rogers
    Mariah Rogers 6 months ago +9

    I’m praying for you beautiful ❤️

  • oh my my oh my my
    oh my my oh my my 6 months ago +28

    Every school needs metal detectors

  • Katie Williams
    Katie Williams 6 months ago +5

    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 6 months ago +1

    Parkland School incident still make us goose 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 3 months ago

      14 students were killed not 17.

    • juan cervantes
      juan cervantes 6 months ago +1

      Tahir Ahmed guns arent the problem its malicious people

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

    Gun control will increase crime. MOLON LABE🇺🇸

  • RespectFreeSpeech GiveMeMuhFreedom

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

    • Kittenela
      Kittenela 5 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 6 months ago

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

    • Ghostkiller martix
      Ghostkiller martix 6 months ago

      RespectFreeSpeech GiveMeMuhFreedom really how not

  • courtenay scott
    courtenay scott 6 months ago +6

    Inspiring young lady

  • PawCious Vi
    PawCious Vi 6 months ago +19

    A tragic memory to behold

  • Dominick Cobey
    Dominick Cobey 6 months ago +5


    GAMING BY SARANDAZ 6 months ago +284

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

    • Kuhn x ClassicZ
      Kuhn x ClassicZ 13 days ago

      Kashiko Murasaki no stop bruh

    • Kuhn x ClassicZ
      Kuhn x ClassicZ 13 days ago

      Some shooters are smart

    • Tee K
      Tee K 25 days ago

      its not a joke playing dead can make more violence 💀

    • Spider Tech
      Spider Tech Month ago

      @Maia Mejia True I mean what's the point in playing dead and letting more people die. When you can sacrifice your life and allow your classmates a chance to escape and save multiple lives. That's what I would've done.

    • Maia Mejia
      Maia Mejia Month ago

      Anna Lena I get where you’re coming from but some people actually have done that, it’s risky but some people have the will