Keys To Safer - Detection and Prevention of Violence

Shelter In Place KitsShelter In Place Kit - Nuclear Disasters (click here)
Opt: Iodine Pills & Radiation Detector


Search the Site















News Articles


FREE Services

  Trainer Section  



Let Keys help to
Lock Out
School Violence
Additional Links


*  Download Keys Brochure

*  Scheduled an Event
*  Co-Sponsor an Event  
*  Register for an Event  
*  What Others Are Saying
*  About KEYS'  
*  Review Our Credentials  
*  On-Line Training  
*  Order Material Today!  
*  Anti-Violence Programs  
*  Ask The Experts!  
*  Free Handouts available
*  Free Natl Reports avai.
*  Join Our Team  
*  Link "Keys" to my site  
*  Obtain Award from us  
*  Advertise/Sponsorship  
*  Map of School Shootings

*  What's new




Signup For A FREE

School Safety Newsletter

Click Here


To Download archived copies of our Safety Bulletin - Click here!

Keys To Safer

P.O. Box 296
Bryant, AR  72089-0296
"toll free" (800)504-7355


Email Address


Advertise your business today!!




School Children Taken Hostage in Arizona




Tuesday, October 24, 2000


Let's Stop the violence! 

See how KEYS can help!!

GLENDALE, Arizona -- A masked and camouflaged young man with a 9mm handgun entered a portable classroom at an elementary school in Glendale, Ariz., and took as many as 10 children and a teacher hostage Tuesday, police said.  "School Shooting Map"
AZ Elementary School Held Hostage.

Student holds teacher hostage
Glendale, Az.

A hostage crisis at an elementary school in Glendale, Arizona, has ended with no apparent injuries.

That's according to police, who were in a standoff with a former student who they say was armed with a 9mm handgun and was holding a teacher hostage.

The student was at first reported to be holding as many as 10 children hostage but that report was later discounted.

Officers responded to Pioneer Elementary School about 11 a.m. and found the student, wearing a mask, holding a hostage in a portable classroom.

Police spokesman Matt Brown says there is no indication at this time on the motive for the hostage-taking.

Parents were asked to stay away from the scene while police try to negotiate an end to the standoff.

But many parents went to the school anyway, some carrying cell phones, calling everyone they can think of, hoping to get information.

The students, from kindergarten on up through the eighth grade, were locked in their classrooms for their own safety while the standoff continued.

Glendale is a town of about 210,000 and home to Luke Air Force Base.


The hostage-taker, a former student, let the children go, but remained in a standoff with the Glendale police. A teacher was still in the classroom at Pioneer Elementary School with the gunman.

Few other details were immediately available, but police spokesman Matt Brown said the gunman was talking with officers. Police do not know what prompted the situation, he said.


Police say a hostage situation at Pioneer Elementary School in Glendale, Arizona has ended with no shots fired. Earlier reports said a school-aged juvenile with a 9mm handgun was holding a teacher hostage. Police say the suspect is now in custody. Students in adjacent classrooms were evacuated and school officials were releasing them to their parents


  • To Learn How "Keys To Safer Schools" Can Help.
  • Learning what to look for - "Early Warning Signs"
  • Map of School Shootings

    Reported By:
    Mike Nelson
    Keys To Safer Schools

    If you have any comments or questions please Email us at

    Copyright 1999 All Rights Reserved


    Interested in Developing a website with a

    worldwide presence?

    CONTACT WebMaster