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Newtown 911 calls released; fear, desperation heard in voices
Newtown 911 calls released; fear, desperation heard in voices

NEW YORK — "Newtown 911, what's the location of your emergency?" The voice on the other end shook with fear. "Sandy Hook school," the woman said. "I think there's somebody shooting in here." It was the first call received by police in Newtown, Conn., the morning of Dec. 14 after Adam Lanza had shot his way into the elementary school and begun rampaging down the corridors and into classrooms. When he was done, 20 first-graders and six school employees lay dead. Lanza, 20, who had shot his mother, Nancy, to death in their Newtown home, then killed himself. Nearly a year after the massacre, detailed records of the police investigation and some of the 911 calls have been made public,...

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