Normal Students Back in School After Gun Incident


NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- As students at a central Illinois high school return to class three days after shots were fired in a classroom, the teacher who tackled the gunman says he and his students started the day with a group hug.


Normal Community High School teacher Derrick Schonauer declined at a Monday news conference to discuss details about Friday's incident. But Schonauer says his students were composed when a boy pulled out a gun.


Police say two shots were fired in Schonauer's classroom. One apparently happened as Schonauer tackled the boy. No one was injured, and school was dismissed.


Police arrested a 14-year-old student.


Reporters couldn't enter the school Monday as the 1,800 students returned, but the students appeared calm.


More than 400 people came to the school Sunday for prayer services.

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