Georgia: Gunman Fires Shots at McNair Elementary School, SWAT Team on Scene

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news and stories relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is based in Maryland.
August 20, 2013 Updated: June 24, 2015

A gunman firing shots at McNair Elementary School in Dekalb County in Georgia on August 20 has been captured and is in custody. No one was injured.

Sources told WSB-TV that the gunman is a white male in his 20s, and he had a AK-47 and was dress in all black and surrendered peacefully.

Michael Thurmond, superintendent of the county schools, said school officials did a head count to ensure all students at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy are safe Tuesday. All are accounted for.

Parents are seen on live television reports arriving at a nearby Wal-Mart to pick up their children, who were evacuated from the school.

Multiple people reported gunshots, including a WBS assignment editor who heard shots while she was on the phone with someone at the office at the school.

The school is on 2nd Avenue in Decatur.

Story developing; check back for updated.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news and stories relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is based in Maryland.