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Authorities: Teacher calmed teen who hold classmates hostage

  • Parents of children from Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, W.v.,walk to a propagandize to accommodate adult with their children that were evacuated after a hostage-like conditions occurred in a cafeteria of a school, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. State Police orator Lt. Michael Baylous says a consider was taken into control Tuesday afternoon during Philip Barbour High School. No injuries were reported. Photo: Ben Queen, AP / AP

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Parents of children from Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, W.v.,walk to a propagandize to accommodate adult with their children that were evacuated after a “hostage-like” conditions occurred in a cafeteria of a school, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. State Police orator Lt. Michael Baylous says a consider was taken into control Tuesday afternoon during Philip Barbour High School. No injuries were reported.


Photo: Ben Queen, AP


Parents and students leave after reuniting with their children following a “hostage-type situation” during Philip Barbour High School, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Philippi, W.Va. A news of someone with a gun inside a propagandize led authorities to besiege and detain a consider in a building Tuesday, State Police said.


Photo: Ben Queen, AP


West Virginia Police and propagandize officials assistance relatives reunite with their children during Philip Barbour High School following a “hostage-type situation” Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Philippi, W.Va. A news of someone with a gun inside a propagandize led authorities to besiege and detain a consider in a building Tuesday, State Police said.


Photo: Ben Queen, AP


A West Virginia Police officer and a dog travel around a fringe of Philip Barbour High School drift following a “hostage-type situation” Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Philippi, W.Va. A news of someone with a gun inside a propagandize led authorities to besiege and detain a consider in a building Tuesday, State Police said.


Photo: Ben Queen, AP


Parents and students leave after reuniting with their children following a “hostage-type situation” during Philip Barbour High School, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Philippi, W.Va. A news of someone with a gun inside a propagandize led authorities to besiege and detain a consider in a building Tuesday, State Police said.


Photo: Ben Queen, AP


West Virginia Police and propagandize officials assistance relatives reunite with their children during Philip Barbour High School following a “hostage-type situation” Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Philippi, W.Va. A news of someone with a gun inside a propagandize led authorities to besiege and detain a consider in a building Tuesday, State Police said.


Photo: Ben Queen, AP


Philip Barbour High School students are reunited with relatives Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, after a news of someone with a gun inside Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, W.Va. State Police orator Lt. Michael Baylous says a consider was taken into control Tuesday afternoon during Philip Barbour High School. No injuries were reported. (Lindsay Hawken/The Inter-Mountain around AP)


Photo: Lindsay Hawken, AP


A West Virginia State Police Officer speaks with officials to close down Route 250 that runs in front of Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, W.v., after a “hostage-like” conditions occurred in a cafeteria of a school. State Police orator Lt. Michael Baylous says a consider was taken into control Tuesday afternoon during Philip Barbour High School. No injuries were reported.


Photo: Ben Queen, AP


A West Virginia State Police Officer speaks with relatives of children from Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, after a “hostage-like” conditions occurred in a cafeteria of a school. State Police orator Lt. Michael Baylous says a consider was taken into control Tuesday afternoon during Philip Barbour High School. No injuries were reported.


Photo: Ben Queen, AP


A propagandize central speaks with relatives of children from Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, W.V., Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, after a “hostage-like” conditions occurred in a cafeteria of a school. State Police orator Lt. Michael Baylous says a consider was taken into control Tuesday afternoon during Philip Barbour High School. No injuries were reported.


Photo: Ben Queen, AP


Students wait on a football margin bleachers during Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, W.V., after being evacuated after a “hostage-like” conditions occurred in a cafeteria of a school, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. State Police orator Lt. Michael Baylous says a consider was taken into control Tuesday afternoon during Philip Barbour High School. No injuries were reported.


Photo: Ben Queen, AP


A West Virginia State Police helicopter lands on a football margin during Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, W.V., where students from wait on a football margin bleachers after being evacuated after a “hostage-like” conditions occurred in a cafeteria of a school, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. State Police orator Lt. Michael Baylous says a consider was taken into control Tuesday afternoon during Philip Barbour High School. No injuries were reported.


Photo: Ben Queen, AP


West Virginia State Police emanate a block outward Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, W.Va., Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in response to state military indicating that a arms is in a school. All children have been evacuated from a propagandize and are safely available buses. No injuries have been reported according to a West Virginia State Police. (Lindsay Hawken/The Inter-Mountain around AP)


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PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — With 29 shocked students looking on, a West Virginia high propagandize clergyman managed to ease a 14-year-old tyro who forked a gun during her in her classroom, giving a military arch time to arrive and remonstrate a child to giveaway his peers and surrender, authorities said.

No one was harm Tuesday in a hostage-taking play that rocked a high propagandize in a tiny Appalachian city of Philippi, home to about 3,000 people some 115 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

It was a ninth day of a new propagandize year, and some students pronounced they didn’t trust it during initial when a supposed “code red” warning was raised.

State Police Lt. Michael Baylous pronounced it began after 1 p.m. Tuesday with a tyro holding a pistol into a second-floor classroom during Philip Barbour High School, a drab brownish-red campus in a farming area of tree-peppered rolling hills. He wouldn’t contend what spurred a hostage-taking, citing an ongoing investigation.

But regard followed fast for a clergyman and military arch who helped move a distress to a protected conclusion.

Without fixing a teacher, Barbour County Schools Superintendent Jeffrey Woofter credited her for progressing control only when classes were about to change. Woofter also praised a internal military arch for removing fast to a stage and articulate a consider into giving up.

The clergyman talked a child into not permitting a subsequent organisation of students to enter a classroom. Alerted by those students, another clergyman told propagandize administrators, who afterwards called 911.

“The clergyman did a supernatural job, relaxing a student, progressing sequence in a class,” Woofter said.

The whole conditions was contained in about dual or 3 hours, military said. Meanwhile, a rest of a 724-student physique was safely evacuated to a bleachers of a football stadium, where they awaited rides home.

Kayla Smith, a 17-year-old senior, pronounced primarily no one in her classroom in a same building took a “code red” warning seriously.

“Then we all hold hands and pronounced a prayer,” she said.

Woofter pronounced Philippi Police Chief Jeff Walters negotiated a recover of a students from a classroom and eventually got a consider to obey a few hours after it began.

Walters “did an overwhelming pursuit negotiating with this really uneasy immature man,” Woofter said.

Barbour County Prosecutor Leckta Poling pronounced she skeleton to pursue vague charges opposite a suspect, who was taken to a sanatorium for evaluation. Poling pronounced that since a box involves a juvenile, a justice routine would be closed. Police haven’t identified a student.

Steve Saltis was among several concerned relatives who went to a propagandize and waited outward an area cordoned off by military fasten while watchful for students to be released. Saltis pronounced by phone that his daughter attends a propagandize and that “a lot” was going by his mind while he waited for her to conduct home.

Saltis pronounced many students had been sitting in a school’s football track after a propagandize was evacuated and that he was means to speak to his daughter. But Saltis pronounced law coercion officials told relatives zero while a consider was still in a school.

“I consider that’s a scariest I’ve been in a prolonged time,” Saltis pronounced later.

Woofter, a former policeman who started his new pursuit as schools superintendent on Jul 1, credited relatives for seeing military warnings to stay divided from a school.

“In such a perplexing time, we was only vacant during a relatives and how everybody responded to a situation,” Woofter said. “I only appreciate God everybody is protected and hopefully we’ll never have a repeat of that again.”

State Police Capt. Dave Reider pronounced there will be an increasing law coercion participation during a propagandize Wednesday. He pronounced a propagandize will be open though a start of classes will be behind by dual hours.

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Associated Press author John Raby in Charleston, West Virginia, contributed to this report.

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