Armed Student Holding 23 Kids, Teacher Hostage

No injuries reported; unsure how many in classroom
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 29, 2010 6:53 PM CST

(Newser) – An armed student has taken 23 students and a teacher hostage inside a high school classroom in Marinette, Wis., according to an emergency management official. Marinette County emergency management director Eric Burmeister says a high school administrator called authorities after 3pm today to say an armed student had burst into a classroom. No injuries have been reported.

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Choral teacher Bonita Weydt tells the AP that school ended about 10 minutes later and the principal told her to leave the building immediately. Burmeister says parents are being asked to go to the county courthouse. Wbay.com reported that dozens of students and family members had gathered at a hair salon near the school awaiting word on the situation. (Read more hostages stories.)

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