BREAKING: Teacher Fired Gun, Barricaded Himself In Georgia High School

A Dalton High School teacher fired a gun and barricaded himself in a classroom on Wednesday.

Dalton, GA – A teacher from Dalton High School was taken into custody after he barricaded himself in a classroom with a weapon on Wednesday.

WXIA reported that Dalton City Police posted a tweet early Wednesday afternoon that said officers were responding to the high school for reports of shots fired at about 11:30 a.m.

Dalton Police Public Information Officer Bruce Frazier said that the incident began when the teacher wouldn’t let students into his classroom at about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

The students went and got the high school’s principal, and told him the door was locked. He returned to the classroom with them, and tried to open the door, and the teacher forced the door shut, police said.

The principal took out his key and tried to open the classroom door, and at that point, he heard a gunshot, Officer Frazier said.

“My understanding is that there was at least one shot fired,” he said.

The principal immediately put the school into lockdown and called police.

Officers responded quickly and went to the area of the school where the teacher was barricaded.

They made the decision to evacuate that hallway… and secured that area first, police said.

Officer Frazier said they evacuated all the students and faculty from the nearby classrooms in that part of the school before they began negotiations with the teacher.

After about 45 minutes, police said they were able to get the gunman to surrender.

No students or faculty were shot, and the teacher was taken into custody by police, WXIA reported. One student injured an ankle during the evacuation.

Students were being taken off campus to be reunited with their parents at the Trade Center, Officer Frazier said.

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b1rd
b1rd

Try googling airport shooting.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@fightinsanity
That makes no sense. How does liberals advocating against guns exonerate anyone from proper usage?

fightinsanity
fightinsanity

This sounds like he was either paid or encouraged to do this. Firing a gun and locking himself in doesn't sound right. No one was injured. Maybe he had a death wish? Those teachers would have to be evaluated and trained to use a gun safely. These days very few know how to use a gun safely since guns have become soooo baaaad according to most liberals.

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