arrested-manEarlier this morning an armed man walked into Stissing Mountain High School and held the administration hostage.

Officials have determined that the suspect, in his 40’s, was actually an alumni of the school. Fortunately, the police were able to secure all of the children in the school and no one was harmed. However, Stissing Mountain High School is currently stil under lock down and surrounded by armed guards. According to Pine Plains Town Supervisor, Gregg Pulver there have been no shots fired and no injuries. There is also yet to be reports on the suspects name.

Around 10AM this morning police were able to convince the crazed man to turn himself in. After the suspect was apprehended he was lead in hand cuffs to an ambulance where he was checked by paramedics. The school has about 500 students enrolled and 100 staff members and is located 90 miles north of New York city. As of right now there is no known reason behind the attack and what was the motive behind the suspect molding the school’s principal hostage.

(Via The Huffington Post)

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Aside from notebooks, pencils, and pens, a 14-year-old girl was apparently packing a gun in her backpack on Monday afternoon. The girl, who had been bullied, pulled out the gun and began to load it, when 18 year-old Kaleb Eulls, a star athlete and now local hero, came to the rescue. He was able to tackle the girl and disarm the gun, ensuring the bus rider’s safety.

Eulls explains, “I just realized something had to be done, and it was just a lot of kids on the bus and [I] couldn’t let anything happen to them,” he said. “I tried to grab her attention, just keep her from pointing it at anyone else in the bus,” he said. In a matter of seconds, the girl was disarmed before any serious damage could be done.

Reports state that the 14 year-old girl (whose identity remains private) was bullied and is now being held in a county youth detention center. She has been charged with possession of a firearm on school property, 22 counts of attempted aggravated assault, and kidnapping.

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