911 Tapes Reveal Teacher Tried to Stop Gunman
A teacher tried to stop a teen gunman from shooting himself
- By Matt Holden
- Nov 13, 2014
A report shows that a teacher tried to stop a teen gunman from shooting himself after he shot and killed several other students in a high school cafeteria.
Team Megan Silberberger called 911 immediately after the Oct. 24 shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. She told the operator she was sitting next to the shooter, Jaylen Fryberg, who had already turned the gun on himself.
“I’m looking at him…I need help. I need help now,” said Silberberger. “He’s laying on other students. I tried to stop him before he shot himself.”
Matt Holden is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. He received his MFA and BA in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and Security Today.