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911 calls from Newtown shooting

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The Newtown, CT police department has released a portion of the 911 calls that were made on the day of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Below is the full transcript of the released 911 calls. The video contains audio edited from the calls.

Tape 1:

Newtown 911, what's the location and emergency?

Caller: Sandy Hook school, I think there's somebody shooting in here. In Sandy Hook school.

OK, what makes you think that?

Caller: Because somebody's got his gun. I saw a glimpse of somebody running down the hallway. They're still running, they're still shooting. Sandy Hook school, please.

Tape 2:

Newtown 911, what's the location of your emergency?

Caller: Sandy Hook Elementary School, 12 ___ Drive

911: OK, I've got that. What's going on down there?

Caller: I believe they're shooting at the front … at the front glass. Something is going on.

911: All right, I want you to stay on the line with me. Where are you in the school?

Caller: I'm down the corridor.

911: All right, I want you to take cover. Jens, get the sergeant. All right, get everybody you can going down there. Let me get some information from you. What makes you think that?

Caller: The front glass is all shot out, it kept going on.

911: OK.

Caller: It's still happening.

911: All right, what about the students in the front of the building?

Caller: Everything's locked up as far as I know. I'm not in the front.

911: OK, they're in lockdown?

Caller: Yeah, they're in lockdown.

911: Did you see anything out the window?

Caller: no, it's still going on. I can't get over there.

911: OK, I don't want you to go over there. I want to know what's happening with the students though, along the front corridor. This is in the front parking lot?

Caller: yes. I'm not in the front, I'm actually down the other part. But I'm close.

911: OK, do you see anything or hear anything more?

Caller: I keep hearing shooting. I keep hearing popping.

(Other emergency responders:) Guys, we got a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, that's what 911's ringing off the hook for.

911: All right, Jenn. Let's get one caller, I'll take my caller (inaudible background).

911: Who am I talking with right now?

Caller: You're talking to Rick.

911: Pardon me? What's your name?

Caller: Rick Storm.

911: Rick Storm, all right. Rick, what's your position with the school?

Caller: I'm acting head custodian here.

911: OK.

(Other 911) Newtown, what's the address of the school?

Caller: 12 ___ Drive.

911: OK.

Caller: Something's happening.

911: OK. Jenn, hang up, I need you to get off that phone. All right, Rick. Rick?

Caller: Yes.

911: All right, what are you hearing now?

Caller: Now it's silent.

911: All right. Now, when you say the school is in lockdown?

Caller: Doors are locked, kids are in classrooms.

911: OK. So at this time you're (defending?) in place?

Caller: Excuse me?

911: So at this time, all the rooms are locked?

Call: Yes.

911: Did you see anything out front before this started?

Caller: No, and I was out all morning.

911: Where are you and the …

Caller: OK, The gym teacher just told me they saw shadows going past the gym.

911: Just now?

Caller: Yes.

911: OK. Are they running on the outside or the inside?

Caller: I would say that was the outside.

(gunshots)

Caller: There's still shooting going on. Please.

911: What about injuries at this time?

Caller: Excuse me?

911: What about injuries?

Caller: I don't know of any injuries right now.

(Background inaudible)

911: Jenn, I need you to call state police.

Caller: It's still going on.

END CALL.

Tape 4:

911: Newtown 911, what's the address?

Caller: it's 10 Dickinson Drive in Sandy Hook. Newtown, Connecticut.

911: What's going on at 10 Dickinson Drive?

Caller: It sounds like there are gunshots in the hallway. I'm a teacher at the school.

911: OK, are you in the school right now?

Caller: I'm in the school, in the classroom.

911: OK, do you have everyone in the classroom and the door locked?

Caller: all of my students - the door's not locked yet.

911: OK, lock the door. Keep everybody calm, get everybody down, get everybody away from the windows, OK?

Caller: Yes, OK.

911: Where are you in the school?

Caller: I am in the hallway when you walk in the front entrance if you take a left.

911:OK, all right, try to lock down the school, OK?

Caller : We're trying. OK.

911: All right, bye bye.

Caller: Bye.

END CALL

(Phone rings for 1:30)

911: Newtown 911, what's the address of the emergency?

Caller: This is the state police. I got a victim from the shooter here.

911: Yes.

Caller: She's been shot once in the foot.

911: She's been shot once in the foot?

Caller: She's in the playground room no. 1

911: Room no. 1?

Caller: Yeah.

911: One shot in room 1.

Caller: How close are you guys to arriving on scene?

911: What?

Caller: How close are you guys to arriving?

(To someone else?) You've got a female party shot in the foot.

Right by the playground, room No. 1.

911: Oh, I know that. Ok. Are you OK right now?

Woman: Yeah.

911: OK. Where is room 1 in the school?

Caller: Facing the playground.

911: Where are you?

Caller: Facing the playground.

911: On the playground?

Caller: Facing, towards the playground.

911: OK. Are you safe right now?

Caller: I think so. My classroom door is not locked.

911: OK, is there anybody that can lock the classroom door without being safe? Or is it safe to do so?

Caller: No.

911: All right, just stay where you are.

Caller: (Inaudible) There's children in this room.

911: Try to apply pressure, OK.

Caller: Yeah.

911: We have people coming, OK?

Caller: Uh huh.

911: All right. Is there any other teacher with you in there or is it just students?

Caller: No, there's two other adults in the room with me.

911: Are they right next to you? Where are they in the room?

Caller: No, they're over on the other side of the bookshelf.

911: All right. Are you OK right now?

Caller: For now, hopefully.

911: OK. All right, just keep pressure on it. We have people heading out there. OK, bye bye.

END CALL

Tape 6

911: Newtown 911, what's the address of the emergency?

Caller: Hi, my friend just texted me. She's at the Sandy Hook Elementary School She said there's a shooting.

911: Yep, we are aware. Thank you.

Caller: OK, she's there. I hope she's OK.

911: Thank you.

END CALL.

State police: State Police emergency.

911: Hey, it's ___ from Newtown. How are you?

State police: Yes.

911: Did you guys hear about what's going on right now?

State police: Active shooting (inaudible).

911: Yeah, you got it.

State police: Ok. Helps coming.

911: Thanks.

END CALL.

911: Town police, (inaudible) OK, I have that. We have officers on scene.

Caller: Thank you.

911: What's your name?

Caller: Rick Storm. I'm in the building.

911: All right, Rick, I got you. I'm on the other line. We have officers there.

END CALL.

911: Newtown 911, what's the location of the emergency? Hello?

Caller: Are you talking to me?

911: I am talking to you. Is this Rick?

Caller: 12 Dickinson Drive, Sandy Hook.

911: Hi Rick, is this you?

Caller: Yes.

911: OK, we're back on the line together. (To someone else?) Is that by PD? What was that?

Caller: It's by the firehouse.

911: Yeah, we know. We got it.

(To other dispatcher) I'm sorry. Well, I'm not sending them in there yet. Where is she in the school? Don't worry about where room 1 is. Where is she in the school?

911: Yes ma'am. At this time it's unknown to me. We do believe there is a shooting going on at the school It is in lockdown. I don't have any other information, but unfortunately I'm going to have to put you on hold for a moment because I have multiple calls going.

911: Rick?

Caller: Yes.

911: OK, stay on the phone with me.

911: Newtown police, dispatcher ___

Yes ma'am, I just spoke with __ Robinson. I do believe there has been a shooting at the school. We are in the middle of multiple calls. Yes ma'am.

911: All right, Rick. You still with me?

Caller: Yes.

911: All right. What do you see now?

Caller: I'm standing in the corridor, just watching the corridor.

911: All right, you're watching your corridor?

Caller: Yes.

911: All right.

END CALL.

911: We got a shooting at Sandy Hook School. You're going to have to talk to the first selectman, I've already talked to Janet Robinson.

911: Newtown police, dispatcher ___

911: Yeah. Very. At this point, I would maintain your post at your school. All right, thank you.

911: All right, do you hear any police officers at this time, Rick?

Caller: I'm hearing talking. I'm not seeing anybody, but I'm hearing talking. I'm just standing in the middle of this corridor.

Caller: (To police on scene) Custodian! Custodian! Custodian!

911: Tell them you're on the phone with me.

Caller: I'm on the phone with dispatch.

Background: Victims in the building.

911: How many?

Caller: (To police) How many?

Police: Two down.

911: OK.

Caller: (To police) Saw nobody.

Caller: (To police) I didn't see anybody go in there.

911: All right, Rick. I'm going to let you go, you go with them.

Caller: Call the state police, OK?

911: State police have been notified.

Caller: (to police) They've been notified.

911: Rick, actually I'm going to keep you with me.

Caller: OK. (To police) I heard shooting. Not now, but about five minutes ago.

(background noise)

END CALL.

911: Newtown 911, what's the location of your emergency?

Rick: 12 Dickinson Drive.

911: OK, Rick. I'm still with you.

Rick: OK.

911: (To dispatcher) Jenn, you're going to have to get 19 Crabapple. Rick, I'm going to put you on hold for a minute.

911: Newtown 911, what's the location of your emergency?

Caller: Sandy Hook School.

911: OK.

Caller: My wife just texted me and said there are shooters at the school.

911: OK, we have officers on scene at this time. They're clearing the school at this time.

Caller: OK.

END CALL.

Call 4 -

Newtown 911, what's the address?

Call: it's 10 Dickinson Drive in Sandy Hook. Newtown, Connecticut.

What's going on at 10 Dickinson Drive?

Call: It sounds like there are gunshots in the hallway. I'm a teacher at the school.

OK, are you in the school right now?

Call: I'm in the school, in the classroom.

OK, do you have everyone in the classroom and the door locked?

Call: all of my students - the door's not locked yet.

Ok, lock the door. Keep everybody calm, get everybody down, get everybody away from the windows, OK?

Call: Yes, OK.

Where are you in the school?

Call: I am in the hallway when you walk in the front entrance if you take a left.

OK, all right, try to lock down the school, OK?

Call: We're trying. OK.

All right, bye bye.

Call: Bye.

END CALL.

 

Call 5 -

(Phone rings for 1:30)

Newtown 911, what's the address of the emergency?

This is the state police. I got a victim from the shooter here.

Yes.

She's been shot once in the foot.

She's been shot once in the foot?

She's in the playground room no. 1

Room no. 1?

Yeah.

One shot in room 1.

How close are you guys to arriving on scene?

What?

How close are you guys to arriving?

(To someone else?) You've got a female party shot in the foot.

Right by the playground, room No. 1.

Oh, I know that. Ok. Are you OK right now?

Woman: Yeah.

OK. Where is room 1 in the school?

Facing the playground.

Where are you?

Facing the playground.

On the playground?

Facing, towards the playground.

OK. Are you safe right now?

I think so. My classroom door is not locked.

OK, is there anybody that can lock the classroom door without being safe? Or is it safe to do so?

No.

All right, just stay where you are.

(Inaudible) There's children in this room.

Try to apply pressure, OK.

Yeah.

We have people coming, OK?

Uh huh.

All right. Is there any other teacher with you in there or is it just students?

No, there's two other adults in the room with me.

Are they right next to you? Where are they in the room?

No, they're over on the other side of the bookshelf.

All right. Are you OK right now?

For now, hopefully.

OK. All right, just keep pressure on it. We have people heading out there. OK, bye bye.

END CALL.

 

 

Newtown 911, what's the address of the emergency?

Hi, my friend just texted me. She's at the Sandy Hook Elementary School She said there's a shooting.

Yep, we are aware. Thank you.

OK, she's there. I hope she's OK.

Thank you.

END CALL.

 

 

Hello? Hello? Hello?

END CALL.

 

 

State Police emergency.

Hey, it's ___ from Newtown. How are you?

Yes.

Did you guys hear about what's going on right now?

Active shooting (inaudible).

Yeah, you got it.

Ok. Helps coming.

Thanks.

END CALL.

 

Call 6 -

Town police, (inaudible) OK, I have that. We have officers on scene.

Thank you.

What's your name?

Rick Storm. I'm in the building.

All right, Rick, I got you. I'm on the other line. We have officers there.

END CALL.

(dropped calls)

Newtown 911, what's the location of the emergency? Hello?

Are you talking to me?

I am talking to you. Is this Rick?

12 Dickinson Drive, Sandy Hook.

Hi Rick, is this you?

Yes.

OK, we're back on the line together. (To someone else?) Is that by PD? What was that?

It's by the firehouse.

Yeah, we know. We got it.

 

 

(To other dispatcher) I'm sorry. Well, I'm not sending them in there yet. Where is she in the school? Don't worry about where room 1 is. Where is she in the school?

 

Yes ma'am. At this time it's unknown to me. We do believe there is a shooting going on at the school It is in lockdown. I don't have any other information, but unfortunately I'm going to have to put you on hold for a moment because I have multiple calls going.

 

Newtown 911. Rick?

Yes.

OK, stay on the phone with me.

 

Newtown police, dispatcher ___

Yes ma'am, I just spoke with __ Robinson. I do believe there has been a shooting at the school. We are in the middle of multiple calls. Yes ma'am.

 

All right, Rick. You still with me?

 Yes.

All right. What do you see now?

I'm standing in the corridor, just watching the corridor.

All right, you're watching your corridor?

Yes.

All right.

END CALL.

 

Call 7 -

We got a shooting at Sandy Hook School. You're going to have to talk to the first selectman, I've already talked to Janet Robinson.

 

Newtown police,dispatcher ___

Yeah. Very. At this point, I would maintain your post at your school. All right, thank you.

 

All right, do you hear any police officers at this time, Rick?

I'm hearing talking. I'm not seeing anybody, but I'm hearing talking. I'm just standing in the middle of this corridor.

(To police on scene) Custodian! Custodian!

Custodian!

Tell them you're on the phone with me.
I'm on the phone with dispatch.

Victims in the building.

How many?

(To police) How many?

Two down.

OK.

(To police) Saw nobody.

 

 

Rick: (To police) I didn't see anybody go in there.

911: All right, Rick. I'm going to let you go, you go with them.

Rick: Call the state police, OK?

911: State police have been notified.

Rick: (to police) They've been notified.

911: Rick, actually I'm going to keep you with me.

Rick: OK. (To police) I heard shooting. No now, but about five minutes ago.

(background noise)

 

 

Newtown 911, what's the location of your emergency?

Rick: 12 Dickinson Drive.

911: OK, Rick. I'm still with you.

Rick: OK.

911: (To dispatcher) Jenn, you're going to have to get 19 Crabapple. Rick, I'm going to put you on hold for a minute.

 

 

Newtown 911, what's the location of your emergency?

Call: Sandy Hook School.

OK.

My wife just texted me and said there are shooters at the school.

OK, we have officers on scene at this time. They're clearing the school at this time.

OK.

END CALL.

 

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