U.S. teacher barricades himself in classroom, fires gun; no one hurt

They came after Dalton Police said Davidson barricaded himself in his classroom room 413 and fired off a single round from a gun he brought to school.

There were no direct injuries caused by the bullet, though a student reportedly hurt her ankle running from the scene.

A teacher apparently fired a gun inside an empty classroom at a Dalton, Ga. high school on Monday, according to authorities.

Bartoo said he tried to go inside the classroom but Davidson slammed the door in his face and told him to "go away".

Witnesses told police the incident began when the teacher refused to let some students into his classroom.

Jesse Randal Davidson was hit with multiple charges following Wednesday's incident at Dalton High School.

Classes will resume Friday.

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

"We're very, very proud of this officer and everything that he did to render this frightful situation safe as quick as what he did", Dalton police Assistant Chief Cliff Cason said.

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Within minutes of the Dalton shooting, students there took to social media, calling for restricting gun rights. Students were being trampled and screaming. He claimed to have ended the affair and said he told his wife about the romance, USA Today reported.

A "threatening" note was found last week at the school but wasn't immediately clear whether the note was related to the shooting yesterday.

The standoff and arrest also comes after President Donald Trump backed the National Rifle Associations calls for teachers to be armed in a bid to prevent school shootings.

When Davidson later asked if they scared her, the pals said it was worse than that, leading him to believe they had killed her, the report said.

"I feel like there just shouldn't be guns at school at all", she said. Davidson shot at an external window and did not appear to intend to hurt anyone, authorities noted. A teacher since 2004, Davidson also serves as the play-by-play announcer for the high school's football team.

"When we got there, they directed us where we needed to go and it made things so much easier for us because it wasn't mass chaos, as you see at times", Cason said.

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.

Davidson held "cram sessions" on campus for kids studying for their advanced placement tests outside of school hours, he added.

  • Myrtle Hill