NW Georgia teacher fires gun in classroom; no one hurt
- Author: Santos West Mar 03, 2018,
Mar 03, 2018, 3:08
A school teacher locked his students in the hallway and fired a shot when the principal opened the door Dalton High School on Wednesday, according to United States media reports. Fortunately no loss of life was caused but one student is reported to have suffered an ankle injury during the process of evacuation.
The social studies teacher was taken into custody after a 45-minute standoff with police and later refused to discuss what led to the shooting.
A teacher is in custody after police say he barricaded himself inside a classroom at a high school in northwest Georgia Wednesday, police say. 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, according to Frazier. Classes will resume on Friday.
Police records also show that in 2017, Davidson left his classroom suddenly and school staffers found him a few blocks away unable to speak.
No children were in danger, Dalton Police said. Students were being trampled and screaming.
In March 2016, Davison told Dalton police he accidentally arranged to have a woman killed, according to an incident report obtained by the Times Free Press. The school's on-site resource officer was also summoned to help address the situation. He said that Mr. Davidson had been a "very good teacher" who was "well thought of", adding that he had been employed as a teacher there since 2004. Davidson shot at an external window and did not appear to intend to hurt anyone, authorities noted.
Police are investigating the circumstances and motive behind the incident.
Several students said on social media they were outraged that some on Twitter questioned whether the incident was staged. President Donald Trump, who has advocated arming teachers, convened a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House to address gun violence on Wednesday afternoon. She tweeted that such claims are disrespectful, and "I don't think I or any of my classmates were in for a plan to risk our lives in our own school".
"Our job would not have almost been as easy to execute today if it weren't for how well they did in doing their lockdown drill", Cason said.
Police say a teacher who fired a gun inside a Georgia classroom taught social studies and was the play-by-play announcer for the high school's football team.
Dalton is about 30 miles south of Chattanooga.