May 9th Email Archive: Information Systems Department

From: Taylor, Scott
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 4:56 PM
To: isdept@cwru.edu
Subject: ACTION NEWS

Is everyone okay? We hope so. If you want to get out a message to anyone.....

Go ahead and email us and we'll send it out.

ACTION NEWS
WOIO TV

From: Gepperth, Colleen
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 6:08 PM
To: Stork, Paul; Rennecker, Julie
Subject:

I'm on with the police

They think he's on our floor -- SWAT is on the way

From: Stork, Paul
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 6:18 PM
To: Gepperth, Colleen
Subject: RE:

He was on our floor 30 minutes ago. I saw him or someone with a weapon when I tried to fax the phone list to the University Circle Police.

From: Stork, Paul
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 6:22 PM
To: Gepperth, Colleen
Subject: RE:

University Circle Police just called. The SWAT team is in the building. They want us to stay put locked in our office.

From: Yoo, Youngjin
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 6:23 PM
To: Gepperth, Colleen
Subject: are you still there?
From: Gepperth, Colleen
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 6:24 PM
To: Yoo, Youngjin
Subject: Re: are you still there?

Fred and I are in my office. Paul and Ryan are in his office. Julie's in her office.

We're waiting for SWAT. It's horrible. We heard gun shots 4 times. And we don't really know anything.

From: Yoo, Youngjin
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 6:26 PM
To: Gepperth, Colleen
Subject: Re: are you still there?

Why aren't they coming up? They are just want to call him. They call us hostages.

From: Gepperth, Colleen
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 6:26 PM
To: Cort, Stanton; Bennett, Richard; Fogarty, Timothy; WSOM Staff; WSOM Faculty
Subject: RE: who else is here?

Fred, Colleen, Paul, Julie and a PhD student

From: Gepperth, Colleen
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 6:29 PM
To: Yoo, Youngjin
Subject: Re: are you still there?

Where are you????

From: Yoo, Youngjin
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 6:30 PM
To: Gepperth, Colleen
Subject: Re: are you still there?

I am here in my office quietly hiding

From: Gepperth, Colleen
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 6:32 PM
To: Yoo, Youngjin
Subject: Re: are you still there?

We didn't know you were here. THe police call me every few minutes, but they said to be quiet and keep low. They couldn't get to us because the guy kept shooting. That's why there were waiting for SWAT.

From: Yoo, Youngjin
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 6:34 PM
To: Gepperth, Colleen
Subject: Re: are you still there?

When they're coming, let me know.

From: Yoo, Youngjin
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 7:37 PM
To: Gepperth, Colleen
Subject: Re:

we are getting national coverage! Where is SWAT? Why can't they come through emergency exit and take us down? Do they know where he is in the building? Are they watching him?

From: Gepperth, Colleen
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 7:38 PM
To: Yoo, Youngjin
Subject: Re:

They police called again. SWAT's in the building but engaged and can't come up here yet. We've asked many times about leaving -- no luck.

We hope you're praying for us.

From: Yoo, Youngjin
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 7:39 PM
To: Gepperth, Colleen
Subject: Re: Re:

Many students that I know are praying for us. We will be fine. BUT I hate this

From: Gepperth, Colleen
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 7:41 PM
To: Yoo, Youngjin
Subject: Re: Re:

We wish y ou were in here with us.

From: Yoo, Youngjin
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 7:43 PM
To: Gepperth, Colleen
Subject:

http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Midwest/05/09/university.gunfire/index.html

Dick Bennett is quoted everywhere. I am sure it will appear on the strategy magazine.

From: Gepperth, Colleen
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 9:28 PM
To: Yoo, Youngjin; Rennecker, Julie; Stork, Paul
Subject: how are you doing

How is everyone holding up?

From: Stork, Paul
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 9:38 PM
To: Gepperth, Colleen
Subject: Re: how are you doing

We're doing fine. Been on the phone talking to the news and Plain Dealer.

Paul

From: Rennecker, Julie
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 9:51 PM
To: Gepperth, Colleen; Yoo, Youngjin; Stork, Paul
Subject: RE: how are you doing

I hear what sounds like police/swat--stay under cover but be ready to go.

From: Gepperth, Colleen
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 9:51 PM
To: Rennecker, Julie
Subject: RE: how are you doing

I have chocolate in my pocket for you -- it's all we have to offer! And our love.

From: Rennecker, Julie
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 10:22 PM
To: Gepperth, Colleen
Subject: RE: how are you doing

I heard these guys talking about having an exit route clear, etc.--where did they go? Are you still here?

From: Gepperth, Colleen
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 10:24 PM
To: Rennecker, Julie
Subject: RE: how are you doing

we're here and have had no contact. stay put

From: Stork, Paul
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 10:35 PM
To: Rennecker, Julie
Subject: Re: RE: how are you doing

Are you in your office?

From: Rennecker, Julie
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 10:38 PM
To: Stork, Paul Cc: Gepperth, Colleen; Yoo, Youngjin
Subject: RE: RE: how are you doing

Yeah, Paul, I'm here. If they get me first, I won't let them leave without you, and if they get you first, don't forget me. Where are these people? Got a msg from Melissa Cardon (MAPS) saying they've set up big lights outside suggesting they may not be expecting a rapid resolution! I was packed and ready to hoof it!

From: Gepperth, Colleen
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 10:38 PM
To: Rennecker, Julie; Stork, Paul; Yoo, Youngjin
Subject: RE: RE: how are you doing

We just talked with security.. They don't know anything and said to sit tight.

From: Lyytinen, Kalle
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 10:53 PM
To: Gepperth, Colleen
Subject: Re: IS department analysis

Hi,

I hope you are doing fine and can stand this till the end. I heard from Julie that she is doiing fine but have not heard from Younjin. Have you knocked his wall or do you know his whereabouts?

--kalle

From: Gepperth, Colleen
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 10:49 PM
To: Lyytinen, Kalle
Subject: Re: IS department analysis

We hear him moving around...he has his headphones on.

We're ok.

Thanks for checking.

From: Paul Stork
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 10:56 PM
To: Colleen Gepperth
Subject: Re: RE: RE: how are you doing

Are you hearing the voices?

From: Rennecker, Julie
Sent: Friday, May 9th, 2003 10:56 PM
To: Stork, Paul
Cc: Gepperth, Colleen
Subject: RE: RE: RE: how are you doing

Stay away from your door--they bust in!