Tulsa Teen Safe In Barcelona After Terror Attack

Friday, August 18th 2017, 7:35 pm

A Tulsa teenager is in Barcelona right now, not far from the terror attack that killed 14 people.

She told her mother she was okay before her mom had the chance to worry.

Krysta Bratt said even though she is nearly 5,000 miles away from her daughter, she feels peaceful.

The sound of sirens and images of people running away are just some of the images captured in Barcelona by 19-year-old Skyler Bratt’s friend while they were separated.

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"So horrific. In such a peace-loving area. It makes no sense," Krysta Bratt said.

Thanks to a quick Facebook message, Krysta knew almost instantly her daughter was okay.

"’Hey, before this hits the news I want you to know that we're safe but we can't find their other friends,’" Krysta said.

She said her daughter is on vacation, “exploring and seeing lots of amazing architecture and enjoying the lifestyle.”

Skyler and her friends were on their way from the beach to the City Centre during the attack but they were on different buses, so while Skyler and her friend made it back to their hotel safely, another friend was caught in the immediate aftermath.

After the attack, Krysta said her daughter isn't afraid to go outside.

"I think she's ready to come home, for sure. But, I think she also feels a sense of responsibility to help provide comfort for people over there," she said.

Providing comfort, Krysta said, is as simple as showing up to memorial sites around the city.

And when her daughter makes it back to Oklahoma, she won't want to let her go.

Krysta: "She's gonna get wrapped in bubble wrap and tied to the couch.”
Amy: “You don't want her to go anywhere else?”
Krysta: “Just for the moment, and then, maybe later."

Skyler will be back at home in a few days.


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