Teacher barricaded inside Bronx classroom

April 24, 2009 8:45:32 AM PDT
A New York City middle school teacher barricaded himself in a classroom for three hours before surrendering to police. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

The school's principal called police around 8:30 a.m. Friday. Officers responded, and the standoff ended when the teacher surrendered at about 11:30 a.m.

The police department bomb squad was on the scene, but officials say there is no indication that an explosive device is at the school.

Hundreds of students in the Bronx building were sent to other schools for the rest of the day.

The building houses three schools. The teacher had barricaded himself inside the New Millennium Business Academy Middle School.

There are no injuries. The teacher's identity hasn't been released.

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