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.
All kids accounted for at McNair elementary, @11AliveNews reports.— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) August 20, 2013
Sit tight for more details.
UPDATE: Confirmed by the school spokesman:
AP: School spokesman: All students accounted for at #GA elementary school after reports of shots.— FOX News Radio (@foxnewsradio) August 20, 2013
UPDATE: What a relief:
JUST IN: School official confirms shots fired in Ga. elementary school; all the children have been accounted for, no reported injuries— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 20, 2013
UPDATE: More breaking details:
CORRECTION: White male, AK-47. At least 30 shots fired. No one injured.— WSB Radio (@wsbradio) August 20, 2013
UPDATE: More from the AP:
MORE: Officials say suspect is in custody, all children safe in Georgia school after reports of gunman: http://t.co/nOuGlzrrgz -CJ— The Associated Press (@AP) August 20, 2013
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.