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2006-03-09 14:07:45

SABLE-SUR-SARTHE, France (Reuters) - A depressed and unemployed teacher gave himself up to police after taking 20 pupils and three adults hostage on Thursday at a school in western France, a police official said. There was no word of any casualties in the hostage drama, which ended quietly midway through Thursday evening, a few hours after it began. The 33-year-old man had barricaded the pupils aged 17 and 18, a teacher and two other adults into a classroom, and demanded to talk to...

2006-03-09 13:51:30

SABLE-SUR-SARTHE, France (Reuters) - An unemployed teacher gave himself up to police after taking 20 pupils and three adults hostage on Thursday at a school in western France, a police official said. The 33-year-old man had barricaded the pupils aged 17 to 18, a teacher and two other adults into a classroom, and demanded to talk to the media and former education minister Francois Fillon about his inability to find work. There was no word of any casualties.

2006-03-09 12:50:00

NANTES, France -- An unemployed teacher armed with a gun took 20 pupils and three adults hostage at a school in western France on Thursday, demanding to talk to the media about his job problems, local officials said. Police surrounded the secondary school in the town of Sable-sur-Sarthe where the 33-year-old man barricaded the pupils aged 17 to 18, a teacher and two other adults into a classroom. The hostage-taker was a supply teacher who had worked at the Colbert de Torcy school but had been...

2006-03-09 13:00:18

NANTES, France (Reuters) - An unemployed teacher armed with a gun took 20 pupils and three adults hostage at a school in western France on Thursday, demanding to talk to the media about his job problems, local officials said. Police surrounded the secondary school in the town of Sable-sur-Sarthe where the 33-year-old man barricaded the pupils aged 17 to 18, a teacher and two other adults into a classroom. The hostage-taker was a supply teacher who had worked at the Colbert de Torcy...

2006-03-09 11:53:46

NANTES, France (Reuters) - An armed, unemployed teacher took 20 pupils and three adults hostage at his former school in western France on Thursday, local officials said. Police surrounded the secondary school in Sable-sur-Sarthe in western France and established contact with the man, who barricaded the pupils aged 17 to 18, a teacher and two other adults into a classroom. Other pupils were evacuated from the school and a hotline was set up for anxious parents. A spokesman for the...

2006-03-09 11:11:44

NANTES, France (Reuters) - An armed former teacher took 18 pupils and two adults hostage in a school in western France on Thursday, local officials said. Police surrounded the building as the man held the pupils, a teacher and another adult in a classroom in the secondary school in Sable-sur-Sarthe in western France, a spokesman for the town authorities said. The hostage-taker made no immediate demands. Police did not say what weapon he was carrying but France Info radio said he was...

2006-03-09 10:48:50

NANTES, France (Reuters) - An armed man took 18 pupils and two others hostage in a school in western France on Thursday, local officials said. It was not clear what weapon the man was carrying, said a spokesman for local authorities in Sable-sur-Sarthe in western France. The official did not say what demands the man had made.


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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