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Recorded statements of Paul Allen Schott and Dawn Geckler conducted by the CKSUV.
Schott was a senior at KSU at the time of shootings and did not witness any events on May 1 or 2. He reports on events he witnessed on May 3 and 4 and talks about tensions that existed with students, police, and Guard on Sunday. He was present near the Commons at time of rally on Monday. He relays his observation of Guard's movements between about noon and 12:30. He directly witnessed the shootings take place, but states he did not hear an order to fire or to cease fire.
There is a pause on the recording before Geckler begins speaking. On May 4, 1970, she did not have a great vantage point to see events. She primarily relays her feelings about the events. She believed Guard had fired blanks until she saw blood. Very brief statement is made by Geckler, which is cut off at the end of the tape.
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Schott, Paul Allen
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May 4 Collection