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911 Tapes Released from Colorado School Shooting

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CENTENNIAL, Colorado - Police now have the 911 phone calls from the school shooting in Colorado. The school is asking for prayers right now for the victim, who is still in critical condition. Reporter Casey Wian tells us how students are moving forward tonight. Dispatch recordings as police rush toward Arapahoe High School following reports of gunfire. 18 year old Karl Pierson entered the school, investigators say, bent on revenge. Pierson's target: his debate coach Tracy Murphy. Murphy suspended Pierson from the team in September. Before he could reach his intended target, Pierson encountered 17 year old Senior Claire Davis, shooting her apparently at random, point blank, in the head. At a vigil, students lit candles, sang their fight song, and prayed for their friend.

The Sheriff now praising the school's quick deployment of its active shooter protocol, and the fast action of an on campus deputy, who was closing in on Pierson when he fatally shot himself. The whole ordeal over in 80 seconds. Authorities also hailing Coach Murphy as a hero for attempting to lure Pierson away from the school during his rampage. The Sheriff is now vowing never to speak the shooter's name again. The school remains closed. Right now, there's no word on when the students will be back in class.

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