Authorities release 911 calls from Mattoon High School shooting
MATTOON, ILL. (WCCU) —
Authorities release 911 calls from the shooting at Mattoon High School.
More than a dozen recordings recount the panic and fear coming from in and outside of the high school after an active shooter opened fire in the cafeteria.
According to the Mattoon Police Department, the 911 recordings will be reviewed as evidence in this ongoing investigation.
The first 911 call came in around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept, 20.
"911, what's your emergency?"
"This is Mattoon High School, we have a shooter in the Cafeteria."
"Oh my God, OK, do you know how many shots have been fired?"
Within moments, police raced to the scene. 911 operators continued to take calls, gathering information among the chaos.
""I was on the other side of the cafeteria."
"What did you see what did you hear?"
"Gun shots, smoke, and a revolver"
One student called in while hiding in the gym.
“I was in the cafeteria and I heard a boom. Like an explosion, and it was just one at first. And I heard screaming and running and then I heard more booming."
One student was injured in the shooting and is expected to be OK.
The suspect charged in the case remains in juvenile detention.
Mattoon Police will review the 911 recordings before releasing the conclusions of the investigation.