Snohomish County law enforcement officials on Thursday released recordings of radio communications between police and dispatchers following last Friday’s shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
The recordings were released by the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team, made up of investigators from various Snohomish County law enforcement agencies, following a Seattle Times public-disclosure request.
Five students were wounded, two fatally, by Jaylen Fryberg, 15, who opened fire in the school cafeteria. Three of the wounded remain hospitalized. Fryberg took his own life.
In this recording, Marysville police can be heard responding to what is described as an “active shooter” situation. A dispatcher is heard saying “I just got information on a possible shooting at the high school, in the cafeteria.” An officer asks the dispatcher to repeat her transmission.
Another officer, at the scene, radios “the shooter’s DOA.” And then another transmission, “We have five down.”
In another transmission, one dispatcher indicates there are “four down, one deceased” at the high school. Officers can be heard requesting aid units for the wounded.
Officers also ask whether the shooter has been located. “Do we have the shooter?” one asks.
“Is the shooter down?” a dispatcher repeats.
“Shooter is down,” an officer responds.
In another recording, Marysville police can be heard setting up positions around the school.
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