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Teacher describes handling gun-wielding teen hostage taker

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) Thirty-year veteran teacher Twila Smith had scarcely started a new school year when a 14-year-old freshman entered her world studies class and drew a gun Tuesday. "I knew if I lost my composure, this is going to end badly," Smith told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday. "He told me I was going to die today and I believed that. "That the hostage crisis ended with no one killed or even hurt at Philip Barbour High School is largely due to Smith, whose called on...

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