Friends Celebrate 10-Year-Old's Return To School After She Was Shot In The Head

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

It was an emotional celebration too, with lots of tears, lots of hugs, and tons of gifts.

This was the first time Vynnitra had seen 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 Friday afternoon, classmates and teachers held a belated Valentine's Day celebration to shower Vynnitra with love and affection.


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

Those who love her say it was about celebrating Vynnitra's life and letting her know how much she's loved.

“This is an opportunity to celebrate life,” says Kamiah Turner, Principal of Douglas K-8. “Celebrate her. Let her know that we love her. Let the city know that there is love inside of north Memphis. We love each other here. It's a small school. We're all one big happy family."

 

Vynnitra won't be back in school full time yet. She has therapy every other week for the next six months. Her mom says they're just taking things day by day. 


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