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March 27, 2018
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West Virginia School Hostage Situation: 14-Year-Old with Gun SurrendersPhilip Barbour High School in Philippi, West Virginia

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A 14-year-old boy armed with a handgun took a teacher and several classmates hostage for several hours at a school in West Virginia, according to local news reports.

Teacher and Students Taken Hostage at West Virginia High School by 14-Year-Old with Gun| Crime & Courts, True Crime, True CrimeThe student walked into Philip Barbour High School in the small town of Philippi about 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday and held an unknown number of his classmates hostage, WBOY-TV reports, citing the West Virginia State Police.

A West Virginia State Police Officer speaks with officials to shut down Route 250

Teacher and Students Taken Hostage at West Virginia High School by 14-Year-Old with Gun| Crime & Courts, True Crime, True CrimeBen Queen / AP

After several hours of negotiations, the student finally allowed the hostages to be released. He later surrendered to officers without firing a shot, state troopers told West Virginia Metro News

A school official speaks with parents of children from Philip Barbour High School

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The boy was taken into custody and admitted to a hospital for evaluation. West Virginia State Police say the danger is over.

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