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Teacher held hostage at Riverside elementary school thanks law enforcement, first responders in letter


Last updated 11/6/2017 at Noon

A 70-year-old Riverside elementary school teacher taken hostage by an angry parent who was later killed by police said today that she is still "healing'' psychologically and expressed gratitude to those who helped her during and after the crisis.

"As I move through my own healing process, I am experiencing a range of emotions -- anger, however, has never been one of them,'' Linda Montgomery said in a letter released by the Riverside Unified School District.

"I want to thank law enforcement and other first responders. I appreciate the efforts and actions taken by all of them, as well as th...

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