Newtown school shooting 911 calls must be released, judge rules

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NEWTOWN, Conn. — A Connecticut judge has ordered the release of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, according to court documents obtained by CNN.

Connecticut Superior Court Judge Eliot Prescott ruled to uphold a decision by the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission to release the calls related to the 2012 shooting.

In doing so, the judge denied an application from State Attorney Stephen Sedensky to stay the commission’s decision.

In his ruling, Prescott grants “the plaintiff and Newtown respondents a short period of time to attempt to obtain appellate relief from this decision.”

If no higher court grants the appeal, the 911 audio recordings will be released on December 4 at 2 p.m.

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