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Dispatch calls from Roswell shooting released

Updated: 01/16/2014 6:25 PM | Created: 01/16/2014 6:23 PM
By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4

For the first time, we’re hearing the dispatch calls made to emergency responders the morning of the shooting at Berrendo Middle School.

Officers knew little about what they were walking in to.

When officers walked through the doors at Berrendo Middle School, they had more questions than answers.  They didn't know where the shooter was or how many students were injured.

“We have a code 4 at Berrendo Middle School."

We’re hearing the first calls for help as dispatchers tried to get police and EMS to the scene.

"Somebody's been shot at Berrendo Middle School.  That's pretty much all we know right now.  We don't know where the suspect is, we don't know anything."

Middle schoolers became witnesses calling in to report what they saw.

“Student called saying the shotgun was taken away from the suspect.  Don't know for sure who has the shotgun at this time."

"Just confirming they do not know who has it?"

"Affirmative, unknown who has the shot gun at this time."

All the officers knew was...

“We do have at least one person down in the gym."

“How old, do we know? Don't know.  Don't know anything further than that."

Then another caller…

"Second caller now advising there's two patients. SO units for further. We do have Officer Smith with the suspect.  There’s two victims, one in the gym, one in room number 710."

"I've got a serious patient in the gym.  I've got law enforcement on scene."

"Open up the gym door on the west side."

As the middle school went into lockdown, crews were told to direct parents to the Roswell mall.

“Ok that's where we need to direct all parents?” 

“All parents need to go to the Roswell Mall."

The calls show the bravery officers had when responding to a situation they themselves could never imagine happening.  


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