9-7-12 Normal Community High School, Normal, Illinois
Hostage situation, Unnamed 14yr old, 0 casualties
Here's another weird one. At 8AM Friday morning, the freshman student took a handgun and a hatchet out of his backpack, fired a shot into the ceiling and had the students line up against a wall before being tackled by the teacher.
"He had the gun at my head and was saying, if you say one more word, you will be dead," says NCHS student Mackenzie Baker. It was supposed to be a typical day in health class for the students at Normal Community High School.
"We had like 10 or 5 minutes left of class." ... "I was writing something down and I looked up and he was playing with a gun. He clicked it and the bullet fell on the floor. ... Then the bell rang for passing period.
"That's when he went over and opened the door and was waving the gun around out in the hallway and asking if anyone wanted to come in here and die today."
When a group of kids got up to comfort an upset student in the room, that's when Mackenzie said they made their move.
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