14-year-old boy armed with handgun took hostages at Philip Barbour High School

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Nobody was injured in this incident.West Virginia State Police Lt. Michael Baylous thanked parents of students for keeping their composure during the frightening ordeal.The identity of the armed boy was not disclosed. At the same time, nobody said at this moment something about the  motivation for his comportment but olice officers who negotiated with the teen have some idea as to a motive. Officials said that the school was placed on lockdown. The boy was taken before Circuit Court Judge Alan D Moats at 6.55pm for an emergency preliminary hearing and will remain in holding pending confidential proceeding, Barbour County Prosecutor Leckta Poling said. Because the case involves a juvenile, the court process would be closed.

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