Teacher in Custody After Shots Reportedly Fired at High School

Teacher may have been barricaded in a classroom
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 28, 2018 12:54 PM CST
In this Feb. 24, 2018 photo, the main entrance of Dalton High School is shown, in Dalton, Ga. Police in Georgia say officers are responding to reports of shots fired at the high school and a teacher who...   (AP Photo/Jeff Martin)

(Newser) – Police officers responded Wednesday to a Georgia high school after reports of shots fired and a teacher barricaded in a classroom, authorities said. Police in Dalton tweeted that the teacher was in custody and no children were ever in danger, the AP reports. A student apparently suffered an ankle injury running inside the school as the building was evacuated. The incident happened two weeks after a school shooting in Florida left 17 students and faculty dead and put the country on edge. Dalton police spokesman Bruce Frazier told the AP that the scene is secure. Police did not immediately say what happened inside the school.

"In response to a threat lockdown at Dalton High School, students are being relocated to the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center at 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road. Parents and guardians should pick up their students at that location. DO NOT go to Dalton High School," Dalton Public Schools said in a statement, per the Dalton Daily Citizen. "Student safety is always our first priority. Please be patient with us as we implement our emergency plan in conjunction with the Dalton Police Department." The identity of the teacher has not been released. (Read more school shooting stories.)

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