Georgia teacher fires gunshot inside classroom

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A well-liked social studies teacher barricaded himself in a classroom and fired a handgun at Dalton High School, which plunged students and faculty into a lockdown and subsequent evacuation, according to the AP.

With the country still reeling from a tragic mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school two weeks ago, police responded an armed teacher that reportedly fired a single shot from within his barricaded classroom in Georgia on Wednesday.

Davidson, a teacher since 2004, also serves as the play-by-play announcer for the high school's football team, police said.

In this February 24, 2018 photo, the main entrance of Dalton High School is shown, in Dalton, Ga., where police took a teacher into custody February 28, 2019, following a shooting incident. The only injury reported was an injured ankle, which a student sustained when evacuating the premises.

Asst. Chief Cliff Cason of the Dalton Police Department said authorities are now aware of one shot going off and that it was sacked through the classroom window and went outside the building.

The 53-year-old teacher locked himself in the classroom at the high school in the southern state of Georgia on Wednesday.

When the principal arrived at the classroom, the teacher forced the door closed and wouldn't let him in, Frazier said.

"I just thought about my daughter", mother Topeka White said.

Officers said in another report previous year that Davidson had gone missing during a school day after telling a supervisor that he was unwell.

She said she has Davidson for USA history and has been in his class since August.

The families of the teen survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting gathered to support students returning class for the first time Thursday (AEDT).

Later when he asked if they scared her, the friends said it was worse than that, which he understood to mean that they killed her, the incident report said. He came back to campus immediately after Bartoo called him and was instrumental in persuading the teacher to come out of the classroom, said Dalton Police Assistant Chief Cliff Cason. When the students realized they were unable to enter, they alerted Principal Steve Bartoo, who then tried to enter the room.

They didn't release information about what caused the incident.

"It wasn't a drill", student Jayden Boston said.

Police said teacher fired one shot.

About 3000 students, many carrying white flowers, wove through hundreds of uniformed police officers to get to class. It is located about 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of Atlanta.

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