Posted at: 01/15/2014 1:04 PM
Updated at: 01/15/2014 6:44 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Wednesday, deputies released the 911 calls made during and right after Tuesday's Berrendo Middle School shooting. The calls were difficult to listen to, as you hear scared students screaming and desperate parents grasping for information – but you also hear strength and bravery.
The first call was filled with uncertainty.
“We need a… we need an ambulance at Berrendo Middle School,” the caller said.
“Okay, what's going on?” the dispatcher asked.
“I don't know, they're calling on the radio saying to call 911,” the caller said.
Soon after, middle-schoolers called with voices shaking.
“Oh my God,” one said.
“Hello, 911?” the dispatcher asked.
“Berrendo Middle School, a kid just got shot,” the caller said.
“Berrendo Middle School?” the dispatcher asked.
“Berrendo Middle School, someone just got shot,” the caller said.
Students scream, but they also take control of the situation. Students directed police to shooting victims, helping each other even as they were scared themselves.
“She’s breathing?” a dispatcher asked one caller.
“Yes,” the caller responded.
“Where did she get shot at?” the dispatcher asked.
“I can’t really tell,” the caller said.
As news of the shooting spread, calls from parents poured in.
“I heard there was a shooting at my son's school - do you know anything, are we headed to the school?” one caller asked.
“I wanna report a shooting - my daughter goes to Berrendo middle school,” another caller said.
“I got a call from my daughter at Berrendo Middle School, and a text, and she says someone is there with a gun,” another caller said.
They just wanted answers and to see their children safe and sound.
The calls also showed professionalism, strength and bravery by Berrendo Middle School teachers.