Tuesday, law enforcement responded to a call of a gunman being at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, an elementary school in the Atlanta area of Georgia.
School superintendent Michael Thurmond said the shooter fired at least one shot and officers returned fire. Officers eventually detained the suspect without injury to themselves or the suspect.
DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Kyle Jones said that the suspect was armed with an assault rifle.
via USA Today:
School spokesperson Quinn Hudson said all of the students have been accounted for. Once reports of the suspect came in, the students evacuated into a field behind the school. Hudson said students then were taken to a nearby Wal-Mart to be reunited with their parents.
Here’s more on the closing moments of this very dangerous situation from CNN.