Tom Sullivan, "I initially was trying to calm her down, letting her know that I had been calling Alex all morning"
"She screamed out over the phone that Alex had been shot"
Gateway is just down the street from where I worked. "I jumped in the car and cried the whole way"
"I had no idea what I was running into"
Tom Sullivan took his license out to tell people who he was. The first person he saw was a victim advocate
Tom Sullivan didn't get any information there at the high school, decided to go to hospitals to try to find his son
Tom Sullivan says they printed a photo of his son and he approached the cameras he saw and approached them
Hearsay objection overruled
"I ran over to the mass of media over there, holding up Alex's picture. I said, 'I can't find him. I don't know where he is.'" Crying. He shouted out his phone number. (This is a moment I remember very poignantly)
"It's his birthday for god's sakes"
Tom Sullivan ended up at Sweedish MC
- Judge's Order
Orman may proceed with questions about what happened at Sweedish
Someone at Sweedish offered to call all the hospitals, and Tom found out he hadn't been admitted to any hospital
"I decided at that point that i needed to get back to Gateway HS because I needed to tell his mother and his sister that he was still in the movie theater and wasn't going to be walking out"
Tom Sullivan got official confirmation at 8:10p while at Aurora south, with Alex's wife.