ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 23, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The 911 panic calls about the shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, SC, introduced. Lengthy exchange between a teacher inside the school and the 911 operator and police played with a transcription on screen.
(Littleton, Colorado: Judy Muller) The aftermath of the shooting featured; details given of plans for the Columbine students to return to school at nearby Chatfield High School; scenes shown from funeral for John Tomlin and from the park memorial site near the school. [Jefferson County school district superintendent Jane HAMMOND - comments on getting the students together.] [Principal Frank DeANGELIS - comments on the "Trench Coat Mafia."] [Shooting victim Makai HALL, senior class president Kelly ADRAGNA, student Jami AMO - comment.] [DeANGELIS - comments on a student gathering.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The complexity of the investigation introduced.
(Littleton: Tom Foreman) The investigation into the shooting by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold featured; details given of the issue of how the boys got so many bombs to the school. [Jefferson County district attorney Dave THOMAS - comments.] [Neighbor to Harris contractor Edgar REFFITT - describes what the two boys were doing in the garage.] [Jefferson County sheriff's deputy John DUNAWAY - comments on investigation questions.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(New York: John Miller) The issue of the cautious approach of the police in getting into the building examined. [Victim Dave Sanders' sister-in-law Melody SMITH - says Dave did not have to die.] [National Tactical officers Association Larry GLICK, former New York City deputy police commissioner Jack MAPLE - analyze the SWAT team's tactics.]