Tuesday, August 20, 2013

BREAKING: DeKalb County School Shooting, No Injuries Reported

Channel 2 Action News has confirmed that one person is in custody after shots were fired at a DeKalb County elementary school.

The DeKalb County schoolboard chairman said a there was an active shooter at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy.

Chairman Melvin Johnson said there have been reports of shots fired. There are no injuries.

News Chopper 2 footage showed children running from the school building.

The charter school is located on 2nd Avenue in Decatur. Parents are being asked to go to the Walmart near Gresham Road and Interstate 20 to get their children.

A woman in the school office called Channel 2 Action News to report that there was a shooter in the school. She told a Channel 2 assignment desk editor that the gunman asked her to call WSB-TV and police. Shots could be heard over the call.