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Wisconsin Hostage Situation

Wisconsin Hostage Situation - A hostage situation at Marinette High School is underway. The Marinette High School’s hostage situation in eastern Wisconsin is currently being handled by local SWAT and 100 officers from Marinette County.

A school official at Marinette High School called police after 3 pm local time Monday. The official reported an identified student had taken over one classroom. Police have since contacted the student’s parents. Police Chief Jeff Skorik says he has no motive yet for the student’s actions.

Skorik was quick to dispatch SWAT team Monday evening. City councilman Bradley Behrendt has been monitoring the tense situation nearby. Nearby streets are currently blocked off.

Twenty three students are being held along with their teacher. The total campus has an enrollment of 800 students. A hostage list has not been released. Police are telling concerned parents to go to the Marinette County Courthouse for the latest news updates.

SWAT officers have not been able to get the hostage-taker to communicate, despite a three hour effort. The hostage-taker is armed with a single handgun. Police want the public to know that social media reports of injuries

Wisconsin Hostage Situation

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