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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bronx163
bronx163

Back to the drawing board.
Screen everyone working in school with a firearm have to take pych test like every cop and complete backgrownd check and 2 week course in firearms use.

bronx163
bronx163

Still say ret cops and ret military are the ones that should be recruited. Create a school mashal program
Run by state police or county police where schools sit. Schools should not be incharge of school security. Stick to educating.

Ironwalker
Ironwalker

Well, there goes arming teachers.

prophetess anna
prophetess anna

as soon as i read this,one thing that came to mind was, didnt Trump say that he wanted to arm the teachers---BAD IDEA, RIGHT?--what would have happened if this teacher had taken all of his students hostage, then what???---i hope this teacher never has a gun and i hope that he could get some help, i think he is desperately asking fir help DEAREST HEAVENLY FATHER, HELP THIS TEACHER AND ALSO HELP HIS STUDENTS WHO DID NOT SEEM TOO KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING---THANKYOU DEAREST JESUS, THANKYOU AMEN AND AMEN

Trump
Trump

This is what happens in a GUN FREE ZONE.