Here we go again- breaking reports indicate 30 shots have been fired by a gunman using an AK-47 at a Georgia Elementary school.
Originally posted at RT.com:
Multiple shots were fired at an elementary school in DeKalb County, Georgia, prompting the evacuation of children and staff. A sole suspect was taken into custody.
A white male armed with an AK-47 entered Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy and fired 30 shots on Tuesday, CBS reported.
Sources say he surrendered peacefully, WSB-TV reported.
Atlanta’s Channel 2 Action News assignment editor Lacey LeCroy said she had a phone conversation with an office worker at the school while the gunman was firing shots.
“It didn’t take long to know that the woman was serious,” she said. The woman said that the gunman wanted her to call the channel and ask a TV crew to come to the school. He wanted the channel “to start filming as police die,” LeCroy said. The suspect also wanted police officers “to back up,” the school employee told the LeCroy.
LeCroy also heard gunshots over the phone.
SWAT team members and police officers arrived at the scene of the incident shortly after the first reports of a shooting at the school, which houses students from pre-school through fifth grade.
Following the reports, TV footage from local outlets showed that children had been safely evacuated from the building and were sitting outside in a field. Soon after that, the children were loaded onto buses.
The school has informed parents to collect their children outside of WalMart, located at 2427 Gresham Road.
“We’re in the process of reuniting the children with their parents,” said Mekka Parish, spokeswoman for the DeKalb County Police Department. “We’re just trying to calm the nerves of parents,” she added, as quote by AP.
There have been no reports of casualties.
The man in custody reportedly wanted to speak to police rather than hurt anyone.
The US has seen a string of school massacres since the beginning of the decade, with the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting being the deadliest. Twenty-year-old Adam Lanza – armed with a rifle and two handguns – shot 20 children, six teachers and himself at the school after killing his mother at their Newtown home in December 2012. Eight months on, little has changed regarding US gun control laws, despite President Barack Obama’s pledge to toughen legislation.
Screenshot from AP video
Screenshot from AP video
Editor note: Notice the publicity that the weapon used was an AK-47. Que the Piers Morgan show for the next 90 days on why the 2nd amendment must be obliterated to
allow full removal of the rest of the bill of rights protect the children.
In the words of Chris Duane and the SBSS AG47: Come and Take Them!