“‘If I don’t make it, I love you”
Many students used their phones to keep their parents informed about what was happening, and to document some of the violence that was unfolding around them.
Sarah Crescitelli, a freshman, was in drama class rehearsing for a musical when gunshots rang out.
Hiding in a sweltering storage room with about 40 other students, she typed out a text message to her mother, Stacy, for what she thought might be the last time.
“If I don’t make it,” she wrote, “I love you and I appreciate everything you did for me.”
Another video shows students hiding in a classroom as armed officers enter. The students hold up their hands, some of them visibly trembling.
“Put your phones away!” one officer yells. “Put your phones away!”