Go inside the classroom where the armed Dalton teacher was barricaded

Randal Davidson, a north Georgia high school teacher, was arrested on February 28, 2018, after he barricaded himself in a classroom and fired a shot from his handgun out of a window, police said.

Dalton police tweeted that no students were hurt by the alleged gunfire but one sprained her ankle.

You can see the boarded up window where Dalton police say Davidson fired a single shot out the window and then barricaded himself in the classroom.

CBS affiliate WDEF reports the situation began around 11:30 a.m. when the teacher blocked students from entering his class.

Asst. Chief Cliff Cason of the Dalton Police Department said authorities are now aware of one shot going off and that it was sacked through the classroom window and went outside the building.

"I put my key in the door". Classes will be canceled Thursday, and will resume Friday, officials said.

Davidson had taught at Dalton High School since 2004.

So, 11Alive went to the school on Thursday to find out how much they knew about Davidson's mental state.

Police said in another report past year that officers found Davidson during a school day sitting on the curb of a street, conscious but unresponsive and being held up by two school staff members.

Dalton High School in Dalton, Ga.

Following the incident, Dalton students mobilized on social media. Students were being trampled and screaming.

Two of his friends offered to "take care of her" and he said he agreed, according to a 2016 police report.

In response, President Trump proposed a plan to arm some teachers and staff in schools across the country, a plan backed by the National Rifle Association. "It took me a moment to collect my thoughts after I heard the gunshot".

But after hearing what police considered fanciful details of the incident, they concluded that he was delusional.

".Student safety is always our first priority".

Jesse Randall Davidson, 53, is a social studies teacher in the city of Dalton, Georgia, where he also serves as the play by play announcer for the school's football games.

Police noted Davidson did not appear to want to hurt the students or faculty.

There were no major injuries reported as a result of the incident and the suspect has since been taken into police custody.

Davidson held "cram sessions" on campus for kids studying for their advanced placement tests outside of school hours, he added. When the principal came to talk to Davidson, he forced the door closed. The school is about 145 kilometres (90 miles) north of Atlanta.

  • Aubrey Nash