MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — An armed student burst into a high school classroom and took hostages in eastern Wisconsin on Monday, an emergency management official said.
A Marinette High School administrator called authorities shortly after 3 p.m. to say a student had taken over a classroom, according to county emergency management director Eric Burmeister. He was not sure how many people were in the classroom and no injuries had been reported Monday evening.
Choral teacher Bonita Weydt said she was talking with a teacher in another classroom after school, which lets out about 3:10 p.m., when principal Corry Lambie came in.
“I said, ‘Corry, what’s going on?’ and he said, `Get out of the building,”‘ Weydt said.
Burmeister said parents were asked to gather at the county courthouse.
Marinette is about 50 miles north of Green Bay and sits on the border with Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The high school has an annual enrollment of approximately 800 students, according to its website.