911 calls released from Kentucky school shooting

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Posted: Oct 09, 2014 7:35 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two women whose children called them when a student was shot inside a Louisville high school described hearing chaos in the background.

The calls were among four to 911 released by Louisville police on Thursday. They came after a shooting at Fern Creek High School on Sept. 30.

One caller tells the dispatcher that her daughter called her.

"She said they're shooting, she's crying. I heard all the kids are hysterical. They're hiding in the office."

Another woman said her son called her at work and told her a shooter was in the building.

"There was chaos in the background when he called me. He said he's in a classroom and there's a teacher in the classroom and they have the door shut. He said nothing has come over the speaker yet but that they absolutely heard the gunshot."

Police said it was a "targeted shooting" but that the student who was shot was not the intended target. The student had non-life-threatening injuries.

A 16-year-old boy was charged with assault, wanton endangerment and weapons counts in the shooting.

Three of the callers were parents who had heard about the shooting from their children. The fourth was a student, who said he was calling from a room next to the gym.