Man takes teacher hostage, barricades self inside classroom at elementary school – Los Angeles Times

A parent has taken a teacher hostage and is barricaded inside Castle View Elementary School in Riverside, triggering an hours-long standoff that continued Tuesday evening as negotiators tried to get him to surrender.

Authorities have had limited contact with the man since he arrived on campus shortly before 11:15 a.m. and forced his way past staff in the main office, Riverside Unified spokesman Justin Grayson said.

It’s unclear if the man is armed, but witnesses did not report seeing any weapons on the man.

The door to a room is blocked with the parent and a female teacher inside, said Riverside Police Officer Ryan Railsback.


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