DECATUR, GA – It happens all too often. This time it was at a Decatur, Georgia elementary school. And this time, there was a peaceful ending.
“The suspect is in custody. Everyone is O.K. everyone is O.K.” said Dekalb County Assistant Police Chief Dale Holmes.
Before that, it was terrifying moments at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy when shots were fired.
“He entered that property, coming in we suspect behind someone. He was armed with an AK-47 and a number of other weapons. When we received the call and we engaged, he started to fire from inside of the school at our officers,” said Chief Cedric Alexander.
Authorities quickly found the alleged shooter, who had shot no one, and took him into custody.
Meanwhile, school staff quickly got all of the students out of the building and into a nearby Walmart parking lot to be picked up by their parents.
We don’t know much about the suspect, but reports say he asked a woman in the school office to call a local TV station. His message, she said, was he wanted them to start filming as police die.
Fortunately, that’s not what happened.
And like Holmes said, everyone is O.K.