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Father fatally shot after holding daughter’s first grade teacher hostage for 6 hours

By William Martin 9:37 AM November 3, 2017
Luvelle Kennon (L) and Linda Montgomery

(Scroll down for video) A father of a first-grade student died after he stormed into his daughter’s classroom and took her teacher hostage.

27-year-old Luvelle Kennon walked into the Castle View Elementary School in California, at around 11:15 a.m.

Riverside Unified School District spokesperson Justin Grayson said that a substitute teacher stopped Kennon after he failed to sign in at the front desk.

Kenno punched the substitute teacher in the face, knocking him to the ground and breaking his nose.

He then walked into the first grade and took Montgomery, hostage, police said.

He placed his daughter’s 70-year-old teacher Linda Montgomery in a headlock so she could not leave.

Thankfully, he allowed the students to leave. After a two-hour lockdown, students from the entire school were evacuated to a nearby park.

After a 6 hour standoff, SWAT officers entered the school and shot Kenno. Police did not find any weapons on the suspect.

He was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries.

A family member said that Kenno, who has never been in trouble with the law, suffered an emotional breakdown.