Five hostages were allowed to leave the
"The game plan all along was to have the hostage-taker leave the room without any injuries," Skorik said. "It was only after the three gunshots that officers became concerned with the safety of students and breached the door."
The suspect was taken to
"The suspect fired one shot," injuring himself, Skorik said.
"We have no idea as far as motivations at this point," he said.
A 911 call reporting the situation was received shortly before
The hostage-taker refused to talk with police, who were in contact with the female teacher throughout the incident, Skorik said.
Skorik said that two guns — a .22-caliber semiautomatic and a 9 mm semiautomatic — were recovered from the classroom and that spent cartridges found at the scene indicated that both weapons were fired.
Students in the classroom told investigators that shots also had been fired before police arrived, Skorik said.
The identity of the armed student was not released, but Skorik confirmed that he was part of the class that he took hostage.
Indications are the crisis began well before authorities were notified.
Kitkowski's daughter and other students enrolled in the class the following period were turned away at the door to the classroom by the teacher, who told them to go to the school's library.
"She (the teacher) looked a little nervous, but nobody thought anything of it," Kitkowski said .
His daughter returned to the classroom after school to retrieve some homework but found the door locked, he said.
It wasn't until she got outside and saw police and firefighters arriving that she found out about the situation in the classroom, Kitkowski said.
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