Gunshot victim returns to school - - Jackson, MS

Gunshot victim returns to school

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - It's been one month since she was hit by a stray bullet at a south Jackson Boys and Girls Club.

8-Year-Old Sanaa Hill took a giant step in getting her life back to normal.

Monday morning Sanaa returned to her classroom at Sykes Elementary with a police escort.

This is the first time she's been back to school since being shot on December 10th at the Boys and Girls club.

She was welcomed with open arms from J.P.S. Superintendent Lonnie Edwards, and greetings from Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson, and other community leaders.

Her desk was also covered with gifts, from roses to stuffed animals.

Those in attendance say Sanaa's quick recovery is a miracle, and they're amazed at her bravery.

J.P.S. Superintendent Lonnie Edwards said, "I was really proud to see her back I did have a chance to visit her in the hospital, she is a bright young lady."

When asked what she was looking forward to with her return to school, Sanaa said she was excited to see her friends and her teachers, whom she missed.

She was supposed to return to the boys and girls club after school Monday.

That has now been delayed. They were closed due to the water problems.

Jackson police have still not made an arrest in this case. Anyone with any information is asked to contact them immediately.

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