“Can’t wait anymore,” U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Skip Wells said in a text message.
He was texting with his girlfriend Caroline Dove, excited that she had booked a flight to visit him in Chattanooga after being months apart.
“Yes you can honey,” she responded.
His next two words “ACTIVE SHOOTER.”
She thought he was kidding, replying, “You are so weird.”
A few hours later, she sent another: “Hon, I need you to answer me please.”
Her message remains unanswered.