Officials: Ga. school suspect had assault rifle

Gunman entered building behind someone who was authorized to be there
Associated Press
Aug 20, 2013

A police chief said the suspect in a Georgia elementary school shooting fired from inside the school and officers returned fire.

DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric L. Alexander said at a news conference that the gunman who had an assault rifle was able to get into Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur Tuesday by following behind someone who was authorized to be there.

Alexander says the 19-year-old suspect is being questioned.

The chief also said officers believed the suspect had explosives in the trunk of his car so they cut a hole in a fence to man sure students running from the building could get even farther away.

DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Michael Thurmond praised faculty and authorities who got the young students to safety, saying it is a "blessed day, all our children are safe."

 

Comments

JudgeMeNot

The average, law-abiding gun owner is tired of the endless assault on one of America’s first freedoms. I think we should waterboard anyone who still seriously thinks taking guns will reduce crime. I hope they send the same bedwetting gun haters to get my guns. God Bless all those who will not go peacefully into the night.

Darwin's choice

Deertracker, Coasterfan, and Big Dog....glad to hear from you. After your complete silence, and lack of posting on the Detroit story, thought maybe you'd left......but then again, you really had no defense for the complete failure of the democrat "leadership" there for the last several decades. Figures you'd jump right on this story.

santown419

This guy could of been knuckleheads or ladydyes son.

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