'There's still shooting going on! Please!': 911 calls from Conn. school tragedy are released

  • Article by: JACK GILLUM , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 4, 2013 - 4:05 PM

HARTFORD, Conn. — As gunfire boomed over and over in the background, a janitor begged a 911 dispatcher to send help, saying, "There's still shooting going on! Please!" A woman breathlessly reported seeing a gunman run down a hall. And a teacher said she was holed up in her classroom with her children but hadn't yet locked the door.

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IHATELOGINS0Dec. 4, 13 3:00 PM

Obviously we are not doing enough for those with mental issues even though all these shooters have been previously identified as having these issues. Maybe instead of sending billions out of this country is foreign aid to people that hate us we could help our own and see what happens in 5-10 years. Let's try it.

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IHATELOGINS0Dec. 4, 13 3:11 PM

I just read your other article...." In fifth grade, Adam Lanza wrote a book that included tales of children being slaughtered and a son shooting his mother in the head. In the years that followed, he was obsessed with mass murders, assembling articles, photos, books, footage and violent video games, including one in which players gun down students in school. He even kept a spreadsheet ranking mass murders"...and people still think it's the guns fault...The GIANT RED flag was at full staff and the Mother did nothing...and had written out a check to buy him a pistol for Christmas!!! Massive parental failure was a key contributing factor here along with mental issues not being dealt with.

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gemie1Dec. 4, 13 9:50 PM

This is a very good article, because it really shows the difficulty and fine line our right to know vs. people's right to privacy and sensitivity to events. There really are no words to describe what happened to the parents and loved ones of these innocent victims. With that being said, the state had to release the calls because even though it was good intentions not too, it can be a very slippery slope. This might sound harsh, but I do not see the mother as a victim. She made terrible and incomprehensible decisions. She had a severe, mentally ill son who could not relate to others and lacked empathy for others and she taught him how to commit mass murder and was buying him a special gun, just for his amusement. This goes way beyond the argument that he was not getting the help that he needed. It is horrible that he killed her, but she help set in motion the tragic events.

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barbjensDec. 5, 13 6:55 AM

I simply DO NOT understand why anyone would want to listen to these calls. Even other calls are made public and do not understand what they accomplish other than people's morbid curiosity about tradgedies.

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