Friday, October 31, 2008

Terror in a small town

We live in a small town in Maine. Nothing really ever happens here. Today, however, it did.

Last week a man was stopped at a routine traffic stop checking for seatbelts. He pulled a gun on an officer and got away. There was a manhunt for him all day the following day and the schools in the district were closed, and the nearby schools were on lockdown. He was never caught.

Today, he went into my daughters school and held the 5th grade class hostage! They locked down the school and got all the other kids out immediately. He had 11 kids for around an hour or more. He had a loaded semiautomatic weapon. Thankfully, he has been taken into custody with no injuries.

My daughter is home safe and sound.

Here is a link to what happened.


Ginnie said...

Oh how scary for you all. Glad all the students got home safely and the man has been arrested.

Vonna said...

Oh my heaven's..I'm so glad everyone got out safe and sound.

Daffycat said...

Goodness! I am so glad your DD is safe!

Olenka's Stitches said...

How scary it is! It's good all the kids are safe and sound.

Sally said...

I am so behind on blog reading so just catching up now. I am so sorry this happened; it must have been so scary. I am pleased that all everyone got out safely.