April 23 - Here are transcripts of emergency telephone calls made by a teacher at Columbine High School (known only as Peggy) from the library area and from a female student. The first call received by authorities came at about 11:26 a.m. Ampril 20. (Some portions were unintelligible.)
Peggy: Yes, I'm a teacher at Columbine High School and there is a student here with a gun. He just shot out a window. I believe, um, I'm at Columbine High School. I don't know what's in my shoulder. If it was just some glass. I don't know what's going on.
Dispatcher: Has anyone been injured, ma'am?
Peggy: I am, yes! And the school is in a panic and I'm in the library. I've got students down. Kids under the table! My kids are screaming, under the table, kids, and my teachers are trying to take control of things. We need police here.
Dispatcher: OK, OK, we're getting them. Who is the student, ma'am?
Peggy: I don't know who the student is. I saw a student outside .... I said what was going on out there. (Talking to students) I don't think that's a really good idea. (Back to dispatcher) And we were waiting to see what was going on. He turned the gun straight at us and shot and my God, the window went out and the kid standing there with me, I think he got hit.
Dispatcher: OK, we got help on the way, ma'am.
Peggy: Oh God! Oh God! Kids, just stay down. Do we know where he's at? I'm in the library. He's upstairs. He's right outside of here. He's outside this hall. There are lines of people ... Kids, just stay down! Do we know where he's at? He's outside in the hall. There's alarms and things going off and smoke. (Yelling): My God, smoke is coming into this room. I've got the kids under a table. I don't know what's happening in the rest of the building. Shouldn't someone else be calling 911?
Dispatcher: Yes, we have a lot of people on. I need you to stay on the line with me. We need to know what's going on.
Peggy: I am on the floor.
Dispatcher: You've the kids there?
Peggy: I've got every student in this library on the floor. (Yelling): You guys just stay on the floor!
Dispatcher: Is there any way you can lock the doors?
Peggy: Um, smoke is coming in from out there and I'm a little ... My God, it's ... (Sounds: Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang.)
My God, the gun is right outside my door. OK, I don't think I'm going to go out there. We're not going to go to the door. I've got the kids on the floor. I got all of the kids in the library on the floor.
Dispatcher: We have paramedics and we have fire and we have police en route.
Transcript taken from Denver Post