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MARINETTE — A 15-year-old boy who held 23 students and a teacher hostage in a Wisconsin classroom died Tuesday at a Green Bay hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.

Sophomore Samuel Hengel died at 10:44 a.m. at St. Vincent Hospital, Marinette Police Chief Jeff Skorik said. The suspect, of Porterfield, shot himself as police stormed a classroom at Marinette High School Monday night.

The 24 hostages, who were held for several hours Monday afternoon, were not injured.

Authorities said they did not know what might have motivated the teen, who made no demands or requests during the standoff.

From wire dispatches and staff reports