911 Sandy Hook Calls plead for help


TASKED WITH FINDING A WAY TO BETTER PROTECT OUR CHILDREN. BUT FIRST, THIS REPORT FROM DEBORAH. WE SHOULD WARN YOU, WHAT YOU’RE ABOUT TO HEAR COULD BE DISTURBING.>>Reporter: THE FIRST CALL CAME FROM THE SCHOOL SECRETARY MOMENTS AFTER CLASS STARTED. IT GIVES INSIGHT INTO HOW QUICKLY ADAM LANZA WAS ABLE TO GET INTO THE SECURED BUILDING.>>WHAT’S THE LOCATION OF THE EMERGENCY?>>I THINK THERE IS SOMEBODY SHOOTING IN HERE. IN SANDY HOOK SCHOOL.>>WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT?>>BECAUSE SOMEBODY HAS A GUN. I SAW GLIMPSE OF SOMEBODY RUNNING DOWN HALLWAY. THEY’RE STILL RUNNING. THEY’RE STILL SHOOTING. SANDY HOOK SCHOOL PLEASE.>>SEVEN 911 CALLS WERE RELEASED. THEY CAPTURED THE FEAR AND QUIET URGENCY AND LACK OF PANIC OF THOSE INSIDE AND AT THE POLICE DISPATCH. ONE WOMAN SHOT IN THE FOOT CRAWLED INTO A CLASSROOM WHERE SEVERAL CHILDREN HID NEAR A BOOKCASE.>>ARE YOU SAFE RIGHT NOW?>>I THINK MY CLASSROOM DOOR IS NOT LOCKED. ? S THERE ANYONE THAT CAN LOCK IT WITHOUT — BEING SAFE?>>NO.>>JUST STAY WHERE YOU ARE.>>THERE ARE CHILDREN IN THIS ROOM TOO.>>TRY TO APPLY PRESSURE, OKAY? WE HAVE PEOPLE COMING, OKAY?>>UH-HUH.>>ALL RIGHT.>>IS THERE ANY OTHER TEACHER IN THERE WITH YOU OR JUST STUDENTS?>>NO. TWO OTHER ADULTS IN THE ROOM WITH ME.>>OKAY. ARE THEY RIGHT NEXT TO YOU? WHERE ARE THEY IN THE ROOM?>>NO. THEY’RE OVER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BOOK SHELF.>>ALL RIGHT. ARE YOU OKAY RIGHT NOW?>>FOR NOW HOPEFULLY.>>ACCORDING TO A REPORT BY THE STATE’S ATTORNEY, THAT TEACHER AND THE STUDENTS IN THE CLASSROOM SURVIVED. IT WAS CUSTODIAN RICK THORNE IN A DIFFERENT PART OF THE SCHOOL WHO BECAME THE EYES AND EARS FOR A POLICE DISPATCHER.>>DOWN THE CORRIDOR.>>I WANT TO YOU TAKE COVER. JEN? GET THE SERGEANT. ALL RIGHT. GET EVERYBODY YOU CAN GOING DOWN THERE.>>ALL RIGHT. LET ME GET SOME INFORMATION FROM YOU. WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT?>>THE FRONT GLASS IS ALL SHOT OUT. IT KEPT GOING ON. IT IS STILL HAPPENING.>>WHAT ABOUT THE STUDENTS IN THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING?>>EVERYTHING IS LOCK UP AS FAR AS I KNOW. I’M NOT IN THE FRONT.>>YOU’RE IN LOVINGDOWN?>>THEY’RE IN LOCKDOWN. I KEEP HEARING SHOOTING. I KEEP HEARING POPPING.>>GUYS, WE GOT A SHOOTING AT THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN NEWTOWN.>>AT ONE POINT THE CUSTODIAN STILL ON THE PHONE WITH THE DISPATCHER IS CONFRONTED BY RESPONSIBLING POLICE OFFICERS. AFTER URGE ENLY IDENTIFIES HIMSELF, HE RELAYS INFORMATION BETWEEN THOSE OFFICERS AND THE 911 DISPATCHER.>>I’M ON THE PHONE WITH DISPATCH. VICTIMS IN THE BUILDING.>>HOW MANY? TWO DOWN.>>ON SCENE, POLICE OFFICERS QUICKLY UNDERSTAND THE SCOPE OF THE TRAGEDY.>>CALL THE STATE POLICE, OKAY?>>STATE POLICE HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.>>THEY’VE BEEN NOTIFIED.>>WHAT BECOMES CLEAR FROM LISTENING TO THE TAPES, AND EXACTLY HOW THEY PLAYED OUT IS THAT THERE WAS A CERTAIN CALMNESS. A LOT OF URGENCY, YES, THERE WAS A FEAR, A LITTLE BIT OF PANIC BUT FOR THE MOST PART, EVERYBODY DID WHAT THEY NEEDED TO DO TO TRY TO GET WHERE THEY NEEDED SO THEY CAN SAVE AS MANY PEOPLE IN THAT BUILDING. THAT IS VERY CLEAR FROM LISTENING TO THESE TAPES. JAKE?>>THESE ARE JUST A POURING OF THE 911 CALL THAT WERE RELEASED TODAY BECAUSE OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT THAT THEY HAVE IN CONNECTICUT. THERE ARE OTHER CALLS AS WELL THAT WE DO NOT HAVE, RIGHT?>>WE DON’T HAVE THOSE. THE ONES THAT WERE MADE TO THE CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE, THOSE HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASED. THOSE ARE IN THE CUSTODY OF THAT POLICE DEPARTMENT OF IT IS NOT CLEAR WHETHER IN FACT THOSE CALLS WILL EVER BE RELEASED. RIGHT NOW, THESE WERE THE ONES THAT WERE THE FOCUS OF THE FREEL OF INFORMATION SXAKT THOSE ARE THE ONES RELEASED A TOTAL OF SEVEN FOR ABOUT 25 MINUTES. AND YOU CAN HEAR AS EVERYBODY WAS TRYING

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