Five teens, including 15-year-old shooter Jaylen Fryberg, were
killed as a result of the Oct. 24 shooting inside a cafeteria at
Marysville-Pilchuck High School, an hour's drive north of Seattle.
"I am in the cafeteria. I have the shooter, one shooter. Blood is
everywhere... I need help. I need help now," Megan Silberberger
gasped to the dispatcher, according to the audio recordings
published online by the Seattle Times newspaper.
"I tried to stop him before he shot himself," Silberberger - a
first-year social studies teacher who has been praised for trying to
intervene in the shooting - told police.
Fryberg, a popular football player, opened fire with a .40 caliber
Berretta at the table where two of his cousins and three close
friends were gathered before fatally shooting himself, family
members and witnesses said.
Fryberg and victim Zoe Galasso died the day of the shooting. Gia
Soriano, Shaylee Chuckulnaskit and Fryberg's cousin, Andrew Fryberg,
later succumbed to their injuries.
The remaining victim, Nate Hatch, also a cousin of the gunman, was
discharged from a local hospital last week.
Other calls flooded in from school staff, parents and students at
the school immediately after the shooting.
"Hello, I think there's been a shooting," one person, who said he
was a student at the school, told police. "Like, just like, not even
like, two minutes ago. Can you please come?"
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Jaylen Fryberg arranged the meeting by text message, asking his
friends and cousins to meet him for lunch in the school cafeteria.
Fryberg's family, prominent members of the Tulalip Indian
Reservation, said there was no apparent rift between the cousins.
The killings marked the latest in a string of such incidents at U.S.
schools, renewing a national debate about student safety and gun
(Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; editing by Ralph
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