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Police released dispatch recordings from the deadly shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.. Police released dispatch recordings from the deadly shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School..
SEATTLE - Newly released police dispatch recordings from a deadly Washington state high school shooting reveal the difficulties law enforcement faced as they tried to secure a sprawling campus.

The recordings show that one officer was inside the Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria within a minute of dispatch calling out reports Oct. 24 of an active shooter. The officer confirmed the shooter, Jaylen Fryberg, was dead. He franticly called for medical help for the students who were injured.

Two 14-year-old girls were killed before Fryberg committed suicide.

The police dispatch tapes were released after The Associated Press filed a public records request.

The campus north of Seattle is a maze of buildings, and officers had to secure each one before moving the students to buses that would take them to their parents. The process took hours.

School was closed this week, but classes will resume Monday.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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