NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/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.
As CBS 2’s Lou Young reported Wednesday, one of the calls even came from a teacher who had been shot personally in the foot.READ MORE: NYC Teachers Union Concerned About Potential Staffing Issues As Vaccine Deadline Approaches
Few who called from inside the school that day could actually see what was happening, No one saw it all, but everyone understood something terrible was in progress.
One caller told police in a trembling, breathless voice that a gunman was shooting inside the building.
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“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.