Teacher arrested after firing gun in Georgia school
A north Georgia high school teacher was arrested after he barricaded himself in a classroom and fired a shot from his handgun out of a window, police said.
According to police spokesman Bruce Frazier, no one was injured in the incident at Dalton High School, except for a female student who injured an ankle running through the school.
The incident began about 11:30 a.m. when Randal Davidson, a 53-year-old social studies teacher, refused to let students into his classroom while he was in his planning period. When the principal put a key in the door in an attempt to enter, Davidson fired a shot from a handgun through an exterior window of the classroom.
The school went into lockdown, and police quickly arrived and evacuated the immediate area around his classroom. After about 30 to 45 minutes, Davidson agreed to surrender and was taken into custody without further incident, Frazier said.
Police later tweeted that Davidson would face charges of aggravated assault, carrying a weapon on school grounds, terroristic threats, reckless conduct, possession of gun during commission of a crime, and disrupting a public school, CNN reported.