Dalton High School Teacher Opens Fire In His Classroom

US teacher arrested after firing handgun in class

A well-liked social studies teacher barricaded himself in a classroom and shot a handgun at Dalton High School, which dove students and staff into a lockdown and resulting departure, as indicated by the AP.

You can see the boarded up window where Dalton police say Davidson fired a single shot out the window and then barricaded himself in the classroom. He also served as the play-by-play voice for Dalton football games, according to The New York Post.

He is 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, Dalton police say.

No students were injured except for one female student who hurt her ankle while evacuating the building.

"In response to a threat lock down at Dalton High School, students are being relocated to the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center at 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road".

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Responding to reports of gunfire at the school, officers from the Dalton Police Department found the teacher holed up inside the classroom with a handgun. He said that Mr. Davidson had been a "very good teacher" who was "well thought of", adding that he had been employed as a teacher there since 2004.

"I think that maybe we should have more officers in the school", she told Cuomo.

The school resource officer on duty was at the nearby middle school when the episode began, Chief Cason said.

She said Davidson himself had commented that arming teachers was a bad idea.

Wednesday afternoon Georgia's governor, Nathan Deal, said "Even though - thankfully - apparently no students were in danger, it's always disturbing when anything like that happens within the context of a school".

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School officials said the classroom where the shot was sacked will be used again.

Davidson also said, "Don't come in here, I have a gun". At first, faculty said he was in a hallway far away from his classroom. Classes will be canceled Thursday, and will resume Friday, officials said.

In March 2016, Davison told Dalton police he accidentally arranged to have a woman killed, according to an incident report obtained by the Times Free Press.

"We just wanted to make sure they know we are there and that they have our support", said Ms Gittens, who said her son Jevon, a 16-year-old, and his friend had ridden the bus "to make today feel as normal as possible".

Police are investigating the circumstances and motive behind the incident.

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Dalton teacher accused of firing a handgun in his classroom had three rifles taken away after setting the family auto ablaze at his home two years ago, according to a sheriff's report obtained Friday by The Associated Press.



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