PORTLAND, Ore. – Emergency calls to 911 on the day of the Reynolds High School shooting reveal parents desperate to get information after their children either called or sent them text messages from inside the school.
Police released a dozen 911 calls Wednesday.
Jared Padgett shot and killed freshman Emilio Hoffman inside the boy’s locker room and eventually shot and killed himself in a nearby bathroom Tuesday, June 10.
There was also a 911 call from one student inside the boys’ locker room where the shooting started.
“And he's got – it looks like a semiautomatic or automatic rifle,” the caller told the 911 dispatcher. “Looks like a pretty heavy-duty thing. Scared the hell out of us. We were in the locker room working on locks when it happened and we – it scared the hell out of us. I thought it was firecrackers at first. …”
The 911 dispatcher then asked him if he knew how many shots were fired.
"Probably three or four in the locker room and then another three or four out in the gym lobby,” the caller responded.
Some parents were frustrated that 911 wouldn't tell them any information about what was going on at the school and could only tell them to go to a store near the school for information.