November 29th, 2010
07:12 PM ET

Officials: Hostages released from school unharmed

[Updated, 9:41 p.m.] All 24 people taken hostage by an armed student on Monday have been released - unharmed - from a northeast Wisconsin high school, Marinette Police Chief Jeffrey Skorik said.


[Original post, 7:12 p.m.] A student with a gun is holding an unknown number of people hostage in a classroom at Marinette High School in northeast Wisconsin, according to the Marinette County Emergency Management agency.

No injuries have been reported, and police are at the scene, the agency said in a statement.

A school administrator called police at 3:48 p.m. CT, reporting that an armed student had gone into a classroom and taken those inside hostage.

Law enforcement personnel urged parents who didn't know their children's whereabouts to go to the Marinette County Courthouse. The street to the high school was blocked off, according to CNN affiliate WBAY.

Marinette has about 11,400 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Bordering Lake Michigan, the city is just more than 50 miles north of Green Bay.

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  1. Lindsay

    Officials say five hostages have been released by an armed male student holding a classroom hostage at Marinette High School.

    November 29, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dr badest

    May god be with the kids and may he soften the heart of the kid with the gun I pray dear god please don't let this go bad.amen

    November 29, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. oldmarinetter

    apparently its over all released

    November 29, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. oldguy

    Somehow my "thoughts provide the illusion of intelligence" didn't go under Tim. I was replying to you, Tim.

    November 29, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. GoodNews316

    Our world is paralyzed by fear. Every day you turn on the news and see evidence of our impending doom. Pretty depressing stuff! Fortunately, there's good news! There is hope. See for yourself, visit: Story4.Us/2050.

    November 29, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cory K.

    Update: The situation is over. The armed student took his own life.

    November 29, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Daly

    Hooray! A good piece of news.

    November 29, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mark G.

    It is sad that people here are blaming guns and ignoring what causes these kinds of situations in the first place.. Because of this, these kinds of things will continue whether guns are illegal or not. When people use cars or knives to kill people, do we blame the cars or the knife used?Never, we always blame the person and try to discover their motives. Motive is one of the biggest factors in any crime, not what instrument they used to commit the crime. The Bath School disaster in 1927 in Michigan killed 45 students and teachers and injured 58( source: wikipedia) when a fellow detonated a bomb in a high school. Should we blame the bomb or the person? Until we address what motivates people to do desperate and horrible things, we will continue to endure these horrors. What is needed is not gun control but support for people who are in need. If these tortured souls had somewhere to go and someone to talk to, we would probably end these kinds of tragedies.Even the Columbine killings were motivated by bullying and revenge when the perpetrators had no recourse for "justice". It is incredible that normally intelligent people get caught up in blaming inanimate objects. instead of people and forever doom us to repeat history.

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    November 30, 2010 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  9. goodflagbetsy

    America: when did we go wrong ...

    November 30, 2010 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  10. Protoman

    Sigh of relief. Now figure out where the kid got the gun and prosecute them. Kids having access to guns is a recipe for disaster. I'm glad this ended without any hostages getting hurt, but some of those students will have psychological problems for a very long time.

    November 30, 2010 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  11. Ed Bailey

    Another super sad but CLEAR warning of what we, no the rich and greedy have done wrong. Everyone needs to study what Thomas Migley,exxon,general motors,and thousands of other capilist killers have done to us and our children. Sounds crazy and radical, not at all.experts have estimated it will take close to 2 centuries to start reversing the total effects of heavy metal poisopns in your your skeptical and don't see the connection.go play NEAR the highway, chew on old window sills,or just drink the water in some places and then we'll talk. If you can still make any sense.the connecton is not difficult IF!

    November 30, 2010 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  12. edwards

    oh no! this doesnot happen in white neborhoods! (refering to yesterday about the good samaritan who gave the lady 1,ooo$)

    November 30, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  13. Evie Garone

    Wow! Such meanness & negativity! I just hope for the best outcome for all involved. For the rest of you negative people, I hope some positive energy enters your life!

    November 30, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Chris

    R.I.P. Sam Hengal

    December 6, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  15. Cheyanne

    There are no words to describe how boadiocus this is.

    July 29, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
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