Richmond school shooter 911 and police dispatch released

FILE - Richmond, Indiana school shooting December 13. (WTHR Staff)
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FILE - Richmond, Indiana school shooting December 13. (WTHR Staff)

RICHMOND, Ind (WTHR) — Four months after a student brought guns into Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond, we are hearing the 911 calls and police communications from that day.

The police communications give perspective into how quickly officers responded and their efforts to stop the shooter.

They were aided by the school being able to tell dispatcher's where the 14-year-old gunman was in the school using surveillance cameras.

Note: This is a condensed version of the full recording removing some sensitive and graphic information.

In the police communications, you can hear them giving information that Brandon Clegg had several weapons and was on his way to the school.

Later you hear alarmed officers as they responded to the school, realizing the teenage gunman was inside.

At one point, the dispatcher tells police that school staff can see the shooter pointing a gun at a classroom on one of the surveillance cameras.

Moments later, officers manage to corner him in a stairwell.

An officer lets dispatch know Clegg has spotted them and then moments later an officer says: "Dispatch...he is shooting at us."

Two minutes later it was all over. Clegg was down after turning the gun on himself.

Police then began sweeping the school for any other shooters before starting the process of evacuating students.

Call from the principal

FILE - Richmond, Indiana school shooting December 13. (WTHR Staff)

On the other end of that line was Principal Nicole VanDervort.

She was locked in her office watching the school surveillance video and telling the 911 dispatcher what she was seeing.

Note: This is a condensed version of the full recording removing some sensitive and graphic information.

In the call you can hear her telling the dispatcher where the shooter was and what he was doing.

She stays on the line all the way until the shooter was down and an officer came to the office door.

The shooter's mother

The reason police knew to respond to the school was the shooter's mother Mary York.

She had received a call from her boyfriend saying that her son was holding him at gunpoint.

She told the dispatcher how her son said there was no going back now and had taken at least five guns from a cabinet in their home.

Note: This is a condensed version of the full recording removing some sensitive and graphic information.

Her emotions often times spilled over as she expressed her concern for her son and what he might do.

Ultimately, her decision to call 911 saved others lives but ended with the loss of her son.