WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - One person is in custody after shots were fired at an Atlanta-area elementary school. }}" />

   
 
 
Gunman Has AK-47 In Georgia School Shooting

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 8/21/2013

One person is in custody after shots were fired at an Atlanta-area elementary school. Police say 20-year-old Michael Brandon Hill walked into Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy Tuesday afternoon. Police say he barricaded himself in a front office before firing shots at authorities. "He entered that property, coming in, we suspect, behind someone," says Chief Cedric Alexander of the DeKalb County, Georgia Police Department. "He was armed with an AK-47 and a number of other weapons. When we received the call and we engaged, he started to fire from inside of the school at our officers." Authorities cut a hole in a fence and led students through a yard to waiting busses. They were taken to a nearby shopping center to be reunited with family members. Hill eventually surrendered to police.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 Standing room only at Lexington School's Board of Education meeting Wednesday night. Full Story
Image1 Some 133 area employers were saluted during the 26th Annual Employer Recognition Breakfast sponsored by Richland Newhope Industries Thursday at the Holiday Inn in downtown Mansfield. Full Story
 
Image1 A federal lawmaker visits an area hospital to see how well it's prepared, should an Ebola virus patient be brought in. Full Story
Image1 Richland Newhope Superintendent Elizabeth “Liz” Prather has been named the interim superintendent for the Crawford County Board of Developmental Disabilities, effective Oct. 23. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Newhope superintendent named interim Crawford DD leader

Family Life Counseling Opens Office In Shelby

Benefit will be held for woman in need of lung transplant

Man Arrested After Crashing Stolen Pick-Up Truck

Crawford County United Way Launches 211 Call Service

Two Mansfield Women Indicted On Meth Manufacturing Charges

Mansfield Preschool Ratings and Springmill Learning Center

More News