A parent was holding a teacher Hostage in a classroom at a primary school in Riverside, California.
Students and staff at the elementary school in California were securely evacuated Tuesday after an unsettling influence including a parent who supposedly barricaded himself inside a classroom with a female teacher. The suspect was shot by police and later pronounced dead at a hospital, police said.
The teacher was transported to a hospital, however endured just minor wounds, as indicated by the Riverside Police Department.
Negotiator had not heard from the victim while conversing with the suspect, so the choice was made to go in, police said.
The motive was obscure.
Riverside Unified School District said that all Student at Castle View Elementary were sheltered and had been brought together with their guardians with appropriate photograph distinguishing proof. Students were in lunch at the time and not in the classroom, authorities said.
As indicated by Riverside police, the incident began just before twelve when the suspect entered the school. The man, recognized by police as 27-year-old Luvelle Kennon of Riverside, punched a teacher in the face and broke his nose before taking the female teacher hostage
“Our officers responded up to Castle View Elementary School … for some type of disturbance, possibly involving one of the parents. When they arrived, they learned that there was some type of altercation that occurred and now a parent was barricaded inside one of the classrooms with what we believe is a teacher,” Officer Ryan Railsback said during a news conference Tuesday.