Police in Georgia have responded to a reported school shooting at Dalton High School Wednesday.
A teacher who was barricaded inside a classroom is now in custody, police say. No children were harmed, and the school has been evacuated.
This is a developing story. We do not have the facts. We do not know what happened. Police are still investigating.
Yet without the facts, individuals on social media are using the shooting to criticize President Donald Trump’s proposal to permit armed teachers or faculty in schools.
Thank god no one was injured when a teacher barricaded himself in a room with a gun at Dalton High School.
You literally couldn't write a better script though to make Trump's plan to arm teachers look idiotic.
What next, Mr President? Should we arm "gun adept" students?
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) February 28, 2018
BREAKING: According to initial reports at Dalton High School in Georgia, a teacher was barricaded into a classroom with a gun, and tried to shoot himself. There are reports of shots fired. Children are safe.
Do you still want to arm our teachers now?
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) February 28, 2018
A teacher has been taken into custody today after a "shots fired" report at Dalton High School. And people are talking about arming these teachers? https://t.co/bAZWGCIEJs
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) February 28, 2018
Shots were fired at Dalton High School in Georgia today—by a teacher. Clearly the only logical solution now is to arm all students.
— Keating Thomas (@keatingthomas) February 28, 2018
Shots fired at Dalton High School in Dalton, Georgia.
Teacher taken into custody with no reports of injured or killed.
So does this mean we need to arm the students?
Because, you know, the only way to stop a bad teacher with a gun is with a good student with a gun, right? https://t.co/8Sz5OzqmnQ
— Edan Clay 🌊 (@EdanClay) February 28, 2018
The only thing that can stop a bad teacher with a gun is a good student with a gun™.https://t.co/7W3xJjWpiZ
— Nicholas Weaver (@ncweaver) February 28, 2018
This is a developing story.
Officials release new information about the shots fired report and teacher arrest at Dalton High School: http://2wsb.tv/2oBVI5h
Posted by WSB-TV on Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Dalton Police officials held a briefing to update the press. The teacher, identified as 53-year-old Randal Davidson, surrendered to police. He had locked himself into his classroom, allowing nobody in, and fired a shot from a handgun through an exterior window of the classroom when the principal attempted to enter the room. The spokesman said that it “did not appear that it was aimed at anybody.”
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