School Throws Party For Girl Recovering From Shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - A 10-year-old Memphis girl who was shot in the head last month returned to school yesterday.

Vynnitra Dobbs was hit when a bullet came through the window of her Goodwill Village Apartment February 13th.

Vynnitra's classmates at Douglas K-8 Optional School welcomed her back with a "heartwarming" celebration.

This was the first time Vynnitra Dobbs saw her friends and teachers since she was shot the day before Valentine's Day.

Vynnitra missed out on all the activities her school had planned, so classmates and teachers held a belated Valentine's Day celebration to shower her with love and affection.

Kamiah Turner, the Principal of Douglas K-8 Optional School said, "The tragic incident that happened with her has given her the opportunity to show her that we love her."

Vynnitra was so overwhelmed she covered her face most of the time, and she was at a loss for words.

Her parents were touched by the attention.

Vincent Dobbs, Vynnitra Dobb's father said, "I'm at a loss for words. I didn't want to be too emotional, because I've been emotional from the beginning but she's still here and still the same. Just a blessing."

Anitra Bruce, Vynnitra Dobb’s mother said, "The best part is her coming back to being normal."

Vynnitra won't be back in school full time yet. She has therapy every other week for the next six months


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