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Lag in Wisconsin school hostage response raises questions

Posted by on December 6, 2010

How does a student hold two dozen people hostage in a high school classroom with knives, two guns, and more than 200 rounds of ammo for about two hours without someone noticing? Students and others asked similar questions after a student took 23 students and his teacher hostage in Marinette, Wisconsin, last week. Hostages were released, […]

Armed Student Shoots Self After Taking 24 Hostages in Classroom

Posted by on November 30, 2010

A Marinette, Wisconsin, student took 23 students and a teacher hostage in a high school classroom, later releasing them and shooting himself on Monday evening. Teaching Kids to Fight Armed Intruders? Interestingly, the week prior to Thanksgiving I received a call from school crisis team members from one of the nation’s largest school districts.  They […]