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Armed Student Holding Classroom Hostage at Marinette High School in Wisconsin

Mon November 29 2010 6:47 pm
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Details of the hostage situation.

Students gathered outside Marinette H.S. in Wisconsin awaiting the release of 23 of their schoolmates who were being held at gunpoint by a fellow student. One person who said he was familiar with the hostage taker described the teen as a loner.

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UPDATE: Sophomore Samuel Hengel died at 10:44 a.m. from injuries of a self-inflicted gun shot.

UPDATE: 8:00 a.m. A 15-year-old student armed with at least two handguns held 23 classmates and a female social studies teacher hostage for nearly five hours. The youth offender shot himself as police closed in.

UPDATE: 8:31 p.m. All hostages released.

UPDATE 8:24 p.m. Five students released.

Marinette city police and Marinette County Sheriff’s deputies responded just before 4:00 p.m. Monday to a report from a high school administrator that a gunman burst into classroom at Marinette High School, 2139 Pierce Avenue, Marinette, Wisconsin.

An armed student is reported to be holding a classroom hostage at Marinette High School in Marinette, Wisconsin. There are no reports of injuries or shots fired.

Possibly 23 students and a teacher are being held hostage.

Parents were asked to respond to the Marinette county courthouse to await information on the situation.

Marinette is a city in and the county seat of Marinette County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 11,749 at the 2000 census.

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