Muskogee D.A. Releases Fort Gibson Shooting 9-1-1 Calls
Wednesday, December 8th 1999, 12:00 am
News On 6
Wednesday afternoon, the Muskogee County District Attorneyâ€™s office released the chilling calls made to 9-1-1 emergency operatorâ€™s just moments after the shooting at the Fort Gibson Middle School took place.
The first call to come in to the police dispatcher was from the middle school principal, Greg Phares.
Dispatcher: "911 emergency, police or fire?"
Caller: â€œFire I mean, correction, police. This is Greg Phares, principal at the middle school.â€
Dispatcher: "Yes, Greg"
Caller: "We've got a student up here shooting a gun at the middle school."
Dispatcher: "At the middle school?"
Caller: "Yes ma'am, please respond now"
Dispatcher: "okay, is anybody, uh"
Dispatcher: "Stay on the phone with me for just a minute, hold on. (Dispatcher to someone else:) "Who's on duty? We've got a student shooting a gun at the middle school.")
Principal: "Come here, come here, come here."
Dispatcher: "Has anybody been hurt?"
Principal: "I think there's been one student shot."
Dispatcher: "Just two shots?
Principal: "Several shots fired, one student down."
Dispatcher: "Do we know if there are any injuries at this time?"
Principal: "I just said it, yes ma'am, there's one student down."
Dispatcher: "One student down. And where is he exactly?"
Principal: "At the front of the middle school"
Four students were injured in the shooting. Savanna Knowles who was shot in the cheek was reported to be in good condition Wednesday. Billy Railey, who was shot in both the legs, is also listed in good condition. Brad Schindel was shot in both arms and went home from the hospital Tuesday as did Cody Chronister who was also shot in the arm.