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Illinois Teacher Tackles Student with Gun at School

Shots fired into the ceiling; nobody hit

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Police say a teacher tackled a student and detained him just after gunshots were fired into the ceiling of a packed classroom at a central Illinois high school. No one was injured.

Normal Police Chief Rick Bleichner said at a news conference today that a 14-year-old student was being questioned after the early-morning incident.

Bleichner said police entered the classroom at Normal Community High School in Normal and found the teacher had subdued the student. The chief said a handgun was used but shots weren't directed at anyone. The motive wasn't known.

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