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Gunman Arrested After Holding Fifth-Graders Hostage in Maine

Friday, October 31, 2008



STOCKTON SPRINGS, Maine — DEVELOPING STORY:

Police say a gunman held 11 fifth-graders hostage at an elementary school in Maine but he was taken into custody without any harm to the children.

Chief Deputy Robert Keating of the Waldo County Sheriff's Department says the students who were held hostage in a classroom were removed from the school.

The gunman was in custody, but his name wasn't released.

Stephen McCausland of the Maine Department of Public Safety says the incident unfolded Friday morning when the gunman walked into the classroom.

State and local police responded and the man was taken into custody.

The school in the small coastal town of Stockton Springs serves kindergarten through fifth grade. It has about 80 students.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,445569,00.html
 
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