The Wilkinson County Board of Education is sending students home from the Wilkinson County Middle School after a one-hour hostage situation was diffused.
Only the middle school is being dismissed early and buses are running, according to the school system.
A seventh grader with a knife took hostages this morning at the school in Irwinton.
Wilkinson County Sheriff Richard Chatman and superintendent Terry Sark were not immediately available for comment.
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