Santa Fe, Texas Student 'Completely OK' After Being Shot in the Head
A student who was shot in the back of the head at Santa Fe High School and lived to tell about it shared his story on "Fox & Friends."
Rome Shubert, 16, was in the art classroom Friday morning when 17-year-old student Dimitrios Pagourtzis entered the room and opened fire.
Shubert said he heard a loud bang and his ears started ringing. He jumped under a table for protection and then ran with other students out the back door.
He climbed a seven-foot-wall and ran approximately 100 to 200 feet away from the art room, and that's when he noticed he had blood on him.
"No idea I had even been shot. Somebody came up behind me and said, 'You’ve been shot,' and I thought it was somebody else’s blood. Still hadn’t even felt it. And so I just took my shirt off, put pressure to it and took off to the parking lot," Shubert said.
He was loaded into an ambulance and asked the paramedic to use his cell phone to call his parents. But the paramedic didn't have his phone on him, which led to some scary moments of uncertainty for Shubert's family.
Once Rome was taken to the hospital and evaluated, he asked a nurse to borrow her phone and was able to reach his parents.
"I belted out and just screamed, 'Hallelujah and praise Jesus,’" his mother, Sheri Shubert, said. "It was the scariest moment of my life, not hearing from him."
When she arrived at the hospital, she saw that the bullet had entered near the middle of the back of his head and exited below his left ear, and miraculously he only needed bandages for his wounds.
"I laid my head on his chest and I was just like, 'Thank you, God. Thank you, God. Thank you, God, for your grace,'" she said.
I’m so greatful and blessed that god spared me life today. Today I was shot in the back of the head but i am completely okay and stable.
— Romeshubert (@rome_shubert17) May 18, 2018
Less than 36 hours after the shooting, Shubert walked onto a baseball field with his Santa Fe Indians teammates for a playoff game.
Shubert, a pitcher who has committed to play college ball at the University of Houston, did not play Saturday, but his presence gave the team and the community something to rally around.
“It made me proud of the way they came out here, after everything that happened,” Shubert said of his teammates.