Sandy Hook Redux? Shots Fired At Georgia Elementary School; Shooter In Custody
Here we go again.
The DeKalb County schoolboard chairman says a there is an active shooter at McNair Elementary School. Chairman Melvin Johnson said there have been reports of shots fired. There are no reports of injuries.
The gunman has not been located.
News Chopper 2 footage showed children running from the school building.
Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, a charter school, is located on 2nd Avenue in Decatur.
Channel 2 Action News crews are on the way to the scene. Check back with WSBTV.com for updates.
Some more from CNN:
Gunshots were reported fired at a charter elementary school Tuesday in Decatur, Georgia, a school board chairman told CNN affiliate WSB.
No reports of injuries have been made from the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, board Chairman Melvin Johnson told WSB.
Aerial video from WSB Tuesday afternoon showed children leaving the building and being guided to a corner of a field.
Select pics from the scene courtesy of WSBTV
Perhaps some good news:
Update: School Chief says one person is in custody following reports of shots being fired at a school in Georgia
— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) August 20, 2013
And luckily according to @911BUFF it's over, with the shooting suspect in custody:
UPDATE: POLICE HAVE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AFTER SHOTS FIRED AT MCNAIR ELEMANTARY SCHOOL IN GEORGIA. NO INJURIES REPORTED. #911BUFF
— Operator (@911BUFF) August 20, 2013
No injuries at McNair Discovery Learning Academy in DeKalb County. Kids can get their parents at the Walmart on Gresham Rd. at I-20.
— All News 106.7 (@allnews1067) August 20, 2013
Finally confirmation of the capture comes from NBC:
A shooting was reported on Tuesday afternoon at an elementary school in Decatur, Ga., according to school officials.
A suspect was in custody, Dekalb School spokesperson Quinn Hudson told NBC News affiliate WXIA.
Police responded to a call reporting that shots had been fired at the Ronald McNair Discovery Learning Academy not far from Atlanta, WXIA reported.
It was not clear if there were any people shot in the incident.
DeKalb County Schools told NBC News that there is an ongoing situation and that the police chief is on scene. They did not confirm that there is an active gunman.
Students were being evacuated, NBC News has learned.
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