CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – A father of a student who attends Arapahoe High School has shared a series of text message exchanges with his son that took place while the school shooting happened.
Kevin Conboy published the string of texts that he photoshopped into one long screen to make it easier to read. The messages detail the terrifying moments his son, Ian, endured.
“I’ll have much, much more to say on this as I become cognizant of just what this has done to me, but I thought some people might be interested in the string of texts my son Ian and I sent back and forth during the Arapahoe shooting on Friday,” Conboy wrote on his website, Alternatekev.
“Are you ok,” Conboy texted his son at 12:48 P.M. “Ambulances going to Arapahoe.”
His son text back “I’m fine,” but the school’s on lockdown, he added. Something happened.
Seventy more texts followed back and forth between the father and son documenting the bond they have during a crisis that had all of America watching and waiting to see what would happen.
Conboy text his son 10 minutes after the initial message “Please keep telling me you’re ok,” in hopes to keep communication open between the two.
At 1:04 P.M. he wrote “I am here and will be here until I have you,” referring to his location across the street from the school. His son replied in a string of messages, “Thanks dad. That Means a lot. I’m okay. I’m good.”
The messages between the two continue on throughout the intense afternoon until the moment Conboy finally reaches his son at the pick up point for parents. The final message in the exchange is a photo of the two of them safe and at their home together.