Georgia teacher in custody after allegedly opening fire in classroom, police say


UPDATE: A teacher has been taken into custody after allegedly firing at least one shot inside a Georgia high school classroom Wednesday, police said.

The Dalton Police Department identifed the teacher as Jesse Randall Davidson, 53, a social studies teacher who also does play-by-play announcements during the school’s football games. He has been employed with the school since 2004.

Davidson was charged with aggravated assault, carrying a weapon on school grounds, terroristic threats, reckless conduct, possession of a gun during commission of a crime and disrupting public school, police said in a tweet. – READ MORE


Dalton Police spokesman Bruce Frazier says police officers are on the scene at Dalton High School in Georgia where a suspect is barricaded inside a classroom.

Frazier says investigators believe the suspect is a teacher, and that no children have been injured.

Frazier says the area inside the school has been evacuated, and that there are no students believed to be inside the school right now.

The school is currently on lockdown.


12:35 pm EST: Police say the teacher is in custody. Awaiting word on any injuries and details on incident.



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