Newtown To Release 911 Calls From School Shooting

CBS Boston

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Recordings released Wednesday of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting show town dispatchers urged panicked callers to take cover, mobilized help and asked about the welfare of the children as the boom of gunfire could be heard at times in the background.

One caller told police in a trembling, breathless voice that a gunman was shooting inside the building.

“I caught a glimpse of somebody. They’re running down the hallway. Oh, they’re still running and still shooting. Sandy Hook school, please,” the woman said.

In the minutes that followed, staff members inside the school pleaded for help as Newtown police juggled the barrage of calls.

The calls were posted on the town’s website under a court order after a lengthy effort by The Associated Press to have them released for review.

An unidentified teacher called from a classroom to the left of the…

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