Daniel Doherty

Thankfully, every kid has reportedly been accounted for and no one was injured (via the Associated Press):

The superintendent of DeKalb County schools says police have a suspect in custody after reports of gunfire at an Atlanta-area elementary school.

Michael Thurmond tells The Associated Press that school officials are doing a head count to ensure all students at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy are safe Tuesday.

Television footage shows students had been evacuated from the school and were sitting outside in a field. Buses are being brought in to take children away from the school.

Thurmond says he is not aware of any injuries.

Police are gathered at the school.

Also:

Sit tight for more details.

UPDATE: Confirmed by the school spokesman:

UPDATE: What a relief:

UPDATE: More breaking details:

UPDATE: More from the AP:

UPDATE: The shooter reportedly opened fire inside the school:

A police chief says 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.


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