By Devin Sanchez
Peter Ortez, a Midland native, left the Tall City nearly four years ago to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.
Ortez was at the Boston Marathon when the bombs went off last Monday.
"Everyone was just like 'oh my God, what is happening?'," he said. "When we heard we needed to leave we were about a half a mile to a mile from the finish line. "