A school hostage situation ended late Monday after a 15-year-old boy released 23 of his classmates and a teacher he held against their will.
Police say the teen shot himself as police broke into the classroom at Marinette High School, located about 50 miles north of Green Bay. None of the 24 hostages were hurt in the standoff. Marinette Police Chief Jeff Skorik said police were dispatched to the high school where the sophomore student held the hostages at gunpoint for more than four hours. After five of the students were released, officers surrounding the school heard gunshots and rushed the classroom. Skorik said police still had no idea of the boy’s motive or the extent of his injuries. Marinette High School will not hold classes Tuesday, but will be open for counseling.
To learn more, KXNT Morning News spoke to Bruce Marcus, a reporter in Marinette, Wisconsin.