Jason Persoff, the boys’ father, had been asleep. He works nights at the University of Colorado Hospital as an associate professor and assistant director of emergency preparedness… His background in emergency preparedness had taught him that most shootings end within less than 10 minutes. He texted his sons… He was hopeful his kids would be OK. “But at the same time, I realized my kids were still locked in that school. And I couldn’t get there,” Jason said. “I’m stuck at home, and I can’t do a damn thing. I didn’t know how to react.” Hours later, reunited with their children and holding them tight, Jason and Irma cried.
Colorado Public Radio, May 9, 2019