Excerpts from 911 call after school shooting
The Associated Press
Dec. 04, 1997
Excerpts from emergency call made after shots were fired on a prayer group Monday at Heath High School in West Paducah, Ky. The call was made to a 911 operator from the school.
Operator: 911, what is your emergency?
Caller: Ah, we just heard, ah, I think, gunfire. This is Barbara McGinty (the school's assistant principal).
Operator: Ok, where's the shots fired?
Caller: At the high school, at the lobby.
Operator: Where? Where? In the lobby of the high school?
Caller: In the lobby of the high school.
Operator: (Shouting to another person) Brant! Brant! Shots fired in the lobby at the high school. At Heath. ...
Operator: Ma'am, is anyone injured?
Caller: I think so
Operator: I mean people are injured?
Caller: At least one.
Operator: One person injured?
Caller: Two critically.
Operator: Two, stay on the phone. ...
Later, another call came in from the school.
Caller: Yes, Barbara McGinty.
Operator: Yes, can I help you?
Operator: It's the high school, I was talking with someone.
Operator: They're on the way.
Caller: OK. We've got at least three down.
Operator: Three down? You know where the weapon is?
Caller: Yes, we've got it in the drawer.