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Mother Of Virginia Player Who Was Hospitalized After Shooting Reveals Terrifying Detail

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Brenda Hollins, the mother of Virginia running back Mike Hollins, relayed harrowing details of Sunday's shooting.

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Per ESPN's Mark Schlabach, Brenda said her son alerted the driver to stop the bus containing students returning to campus when spotting the gunman. Although he got off the bus, he went back to assist other students.

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"His classmates are grateful for him because they said he saved their lives," Brenda Hollins told ESPN. "He was the first off the bus and told two of his classmates to run, and he went back.

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"He said, 'Mom, I went back. I needed to do something. I was going to beat on the windows because no one else was coming off the bus.'"

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Brenda Hollins said her son "felt his back get hot and he ran." He started running toward a parking garage, but he feared "no one would find him and he would die" if he got too far. He received help from a medical student on the bus.

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Although Mike might have escaped to safety if he didn't turn back to help, his mother wasn't shocked by his heroic decision.

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"Didn't surprise me," Brenda said. "It would surprise me if he didn't. That's who Mike is, so it didn't surprise me."