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New 911 calls released in Stoneman Douglas shooting: 'There are people here. They are bleeding'

Lisa J. Huriash and Paula McMahon, Sun Sentinel on

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Recordings of the anxious, heartbreaking moments between dispatchers and Stoneman Douglas' students and teachers were released Wednesday, providing one of the most comprehensive accounts yet on what happened that day.

A student in Room 1216 tells the dispatcher that they're in the freshman building. She describes what she sees.

"There's holes in the wall," the students says. "There are a lot of people around us who are injured, people are bleeding."

She says where the shooter is, based on the gunfire.

"Please, he's upstairs now," she says. "Please, oh my God."

The student reports three classmates were shot in her classroom at 2:22 p.m.

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"Stoneman Douglas High School. There's a shooting at a school. Please, please, please. Please hurry."

"Do not hang up the phone," the Coral Springs dispatcher says. The girl whimpers.

Coral Springs city officials released many of the frantic calls, exactly one month after the Feb. 14 shooting at the Parkland school.

Between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Coral Springs received 115 calls to 911 from students, teachers and their parents.


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