A timeline of the Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014:
7:44 a.m. — The shooter worked on a text message on his phone that he would later send out to family members, describing his funeral preferences and apologizing for the violence. The message was composed at least in part the afternoon before.
10:25 a.m. — The shooter sent a picture of his gun via Facebook message to a friend of his former girlfriend, who lives in another county.
10:27 a.m. — The shooter spoke with someone who called his phone. The caller’s name is redacted from reports. The call lasted about 2 minutes and 20 seconds.
10:37 a.m. — The shooter sent his father a text message, “Read the paper on my bed. Dad I love you.” (This note has not been recovered by investigators.) Four seconds later, he sent a group text message to more than a dozen relatives with instructions for his funeral.
10:39 a.m. — The first 911 call about gunfire at the high school comes in from a cellphone. More follow.
10:40-10:41 a.m. — The police officer stationed at the school arrives in the cafeteria where the shooting occurred. He finds six students on the ground with gunshot wounds.
10:43 a.m. — Police confirm that the shooter — a freshman at the school — is down and no longer shooting and that he took his own life after opening fire on five other students.
10:49 a.m. — Medics begin to reach the scene to help the injured.
11 a.m. — The Marysville Police Department calls for a full SWAT deployment to search the campus.
11 a.m. — A police officer finds the shooter’s father in the crowd outside the school and later arranges for the family to be taken aside.
11:07 a.m. — Marysville schools send an alert to the community that the high school is in lockdown.
11:25 a.m. — Four victims arrive via ambulance at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.
11:59 a.m. — The Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team is called in.
12:22 p.m. — Police conducting another search of the cafeteria find eight staff members hiding in a locked room behind the kitchen. Among them is Megan Silberberger, the teacher who tried to stop the shooter before he took his own life.
12:48 p.m. — A briefing is held for the SMART detectives in the teachers lounge on what is known and not known.
1:21 p.m. — The text message sent to family members is shared with police.
2:36 p.m. — Police confirm that all students who were not injured have been reunited with their families.
3:40 p.m. — The shooter’s parents allow police to search his bedroom. Nothing of value to the investigation was found.
4:35 p.m. — The SWAT team declares the entire school clear of threat.
5:01 p.m. — All students and faculty are confirmed to be gone from campus.
7:30 p.m. — The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office arrives at the school.
9 p.m. — Detectives debrief at the scene.
10:15 p.m. — The cafeteria is turned back over to the school district.