Newtown 911 calls show calm response to shooting

NEWTON, CT (WFLX) - Recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting show town dispatchers calmly responding to a janitor, a teacher and others -- 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 December 14, 2012, and gunned down 20 children and six educators with a semi-automatic rifle.

He committed suicide as police arrived.

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