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Sam Hengel

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Police Don’t Know Why Wis. Teen Held Class Hostage

After months of exhaustive investigations, police in northeastern Wisconsin said Friday they still don’t know why an apparently popular teenager held his high school class hostage for six hours before fatally shooting himself as a SWAT team swarmed the classroom.

03/04/2011

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Wis. Hostage-Taker’s Mom Wants Report Kept Offline

The mother of a 15-year-old Wisconsin boy who held his social studies class hostage before shooting himself wants investigative reports of the standoff kept off the Internet.

02/03/2011

Sophomore Samuel Hengel shot himself after police stormed a classroom at Marinette High School on Monday night, said police chief Jeff Skorik. Hengel, of Porterfield, had been holding most of the students and their social studies teacher hostage for several hours. No one else was wounded. (credit: CBS)

Hundreds Attend Wisconsin Hostage Taker’s Funeral

Hundreds of people showed up Sunday for a memorial to a 15-year-old Wisconsin boy who held his social studies class hostage before shooting himself last week, setting aside the terrifying standoff to honor him as a quiet, helpful leader who loved the outdoors.

12/05/2010

Sophomore Samuel Hengel shot himself after police stormed a classroom at Marinette High School on Monday night, said police chief Jeff Skorik. Hengel, of Porterfield, had been holding most of the students and their social studies teacher hostage for several hours. No one else was wounded. (credit: CBS)

Answers Sought In Northern Wis. Hostage Situation

Sam Hengel was by all accounts the least likely of 15-year-olds to bring two pistols, knives and more than 200 rounds of ammunition into his social studies class, taking several of his closest friends and other terrified classmates hostage before shooting himself to death.

12/02/2010

Sophomore Samuel Hengel shot himself after police stormed a classroom at Marinette High School on Monday night, said police chief Jeff Skorik. Hengel, of Porterfield, had been holding most of the students and their social studies teacher hostage for several hours. No one else was wounded. (credit: CBS)

Wis. High School Reopens After Class Held Hostage

A northeastern Wisconsin high school reopened Wednesday with teachers and counselors prepared to offer reassurances of safety and support a day after a sophomore who held his classmates hostage for hours died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

12/01/2010

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