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Nubs
11-29-2010, 08:31 PM
It really is a small world. I saw this on the news and made some calls. The teacher being held is the wife of my college roommate.

Hostage Situation (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/11/29/armed-student-reportedly-holding-high-school-classroom-hostage-wisconsin/)

PoliCon
11-29-2010, 08:57 PM
It really is a small world. I saw this on the news and made some calls. The teacher being held is the wife of my college roommate.

Hostage Situation (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/11/29/armed-student-reportedly-holding-high-school-classroom-hostage-wisconsin/)

*PRAYERS*

Bubba Dawg
11-29-2010, 09:23 PM
Prayers is right. :(

NJCardFan
11-29-2010, 10:48 PM
Let's hope this ends with a .30-06 through the perp's skull and the students and teacher end up fine.

Rockntractor
11-29-2010, 10:53 PM
UPDATE: All hostages released in Wisconsin standoff

November 29, 2010

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) Ė Authorities said tonight two dozen people have been released from a Wisconsin high school classroom where a student armed with a handgun had held them hostage.




Eric Burmeister , director of the office of Emergency Management, said all 23 students and a teacher who were taken hostage about 3 p.m. Monday were released unharmed more than five hours later.


The office didnít immediately release information about the status of the male gunman.


Marinette is on the northeastern tip of Wisconsin about 40 miles north of Green Bay.
http://www.argusleader.com/article/20101129/UPDATES/101129038/-1/sdpolitics

djones520
11-30-2010, 12:14 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/11/29/armed-student-reportedly-holding-high-school-classroom-hostage-wisconsin/

Update says he shot himself.

NJCardFan
11-30-2010, 01:16 AM
At least he didn't take anyone else out with him.

noonwitch
11-30-2010, 10:45 AM
At least he didn't take anyone else out with him.



It doesn't sound as if that was what he wanted to do. It sounds to me like he went there with the guns, looking for someone to talk him out of shooting himself.

Because he didn't cross that line and take people out with him, I think (if he survives), the gunman is not beyond help.

PoliCon
11-30-2010, 11:47 AM
I'm interested in know WHY he did this . . . .

djones520
12-05-2010, 08:05 PM
Funeral was held for the kid. Hundreds of people attended. Seemed like he had a good life, but something must have been wrong.

Shot himself while SWAT was trying to get to him to take the weapon away. Doesn't seem like the students and teacher were in any real danger though.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/12/05/hundreds-attend-wisconsin-hostage-takers-funeral/?test=latestnews

Apache
12-05-2010, 08:19 PM
Wonder what his tipping point was...

Bubba Dawg
12-05-2010, 08:26 PM
Hard to say. They may never know. I knew a young man, age 19, who hanged himself. There was a lot of speculation about why he did it, but none of us really knew, or could know.

Rockntractor
12-05-2010, 08:36 PM
I'm not up close and personal to the story so this is easy to say but I'm more celebrating the fact that he didn't take anyone with him than mourning.

Bubba Dawg
12-05-2010, 08:44 PM
I'm not up close and personal to the story so this is easy to say but I'm more celebrating the fact that he didn't take anyone with him than mourning.

I hear you. So often we hear of these things after a tragedy with multiple fatalities. The level of anger that I, and most people, feel in such circumstances is justifiable.

The fact that a person takes hostages precludes much sympathy from me and probably most people.

Still a sad situation for those involved, especially the families.