Newtown 911 calls show calm response - FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston

Newtown 911 calls show calm response

Posted: Updated:
Connecticut School Shooting Connecticut School Shooting

By MICHAEL MELIA and JACK GILLUM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting show town dispatchers calmly responding to a janitor, a teacher and others and assuring them help is coming.

The operators urge the people inside the school to take cover as they reach out to town officials and state police for help. The operators also ask about the welfare of the children.

A gunman shot his way into the school on the morning of Dec. 14 and gunned down 20 children and six educators with a semi-automatic rifle. He committed suicide as police arrived.

The calls to Newtown police were posted Wednesday on a town website. A court ordered the release of the tapes last week, despite the objections of prosecutors, after a legal challenge by The Associated Press.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Connecticut NewsConnecticut NewsMore>>

  • Transgender teen escapes from custody

    Transgender teen escapes from custody

    A transgender girl whose imprisonment without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates has escaped from custody in Connecticut.
    A transgender girl whose imprisonment without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates has escaped from custody in Connecticut.
  • Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

    Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-09-16 12:19:09 GMT
    Law enforcement officials from coast to coast say street gangs are shying away from wearing their colors and are covering up or even altering their tattoos to avoid detection by police.  Hartford, Connecticut, Police Sgt. Johnmichael O'Hare says gone are the days when the Bloods wore red from head to toe. All you'll see now, he says, is maybe a red handkerchief sticking out of a back pocket.


    Law enforcement officials from coast to coast say street gangs are shying away from wearing their colors and are covering up or even altering their tattoos to avoid detection by police.  Hartford, Connecticut, Police Sgt. Johnmichael O'Hare says gone are the days when the Bloods wore red from head to toe. All you'll see now, he says, is maybe a red handkerchief sticking out of a back pocket.


  • Lawsuit settlements reached in Metro-North crash

    Lawsuit settlements reached in Metro-North crash

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:39:39 GMT
    Four of 28 people who sued the Metro-North Railroad in federal court after being injured in a Bridgeport train crash last year have settled with the commuter railroad.
    Four of 28 people who sued the Metro-North Railroad in federal court after being injured in a train crash in Connecticut last year have settled with the commuter railroad.
  • LocalMore>>

  • Community meeting pits third ward residents against school District officials

    Community meeting pits third ward residents against school District officials

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-09-17 02:48:25 GMT
    There's a lot of concern in Houston's third ward about H.I.S.D.s plans for rebuilding Jack Yates High School. The school district wanted to discuss only one issue but residents demanded that their voices be heard. Randy Wallace reports.
    There's a lot of concern in Houston's third ward about H.I.S.D.s plans for rebuilding Jack Yates High School. The school district wanted to discuss only one issue but residents demanded that their voices be heard. Randy Wallace reports.
  • Houston-area weather forecast

    Houston-area weather forecast

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:01:14 GMT
    Today will be very warm and steamy with only a few cooling showers.
    Today will be very warm and steamy with only a few cooling showers.
  • MD Anderson doctor on trial for alleged poisoning of co worker

    MD Anderson doctor on trial for alleged poisoning of co worker

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:57:02 GMT
    The dramatics continue to play out in a downtown Houston courtroom where an MD Anderson Cancer Center doctor is on trial for allegedly poisoning a fellow physician whom she was having an affair. The criminal courthouse isn't located too far from the Texas Medical Center but the details coming from the courtroom about Dr. Ana Gonzalez describe a woman who is a world away from being a respected MD Anderson oncologist. "Would you say she was inconsistent?” Prosecutor Justin Keiter asks MD Anders...
    The dramatics continue to play out in a downtown Houston courtroom where an MD Anderson Cancer Center doctor is on trial for allegedly poisoning a fellow physician whom she was having an affair. The criminal courthouse isn't located too far from the Texas Medical Center but the details coming from the courtroom about Dr. Ana Gonzalez describe a woman who is a world away from being a respected MD Anderson oncologist. "Would you say she was inconsistent?” Prosecutor Justin Keiter asks MD Anders...
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices