Georgia high school teacher shoots himself at school

A teacher at a Georgia high school shot himself early Thursday and was hospitalized, the school district said.

The Lithia Springs High School teacher suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound at approximately 7:15 a.m. while alone in a classroom. He was detected by another teacher, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

The harmed teacher was means to strech a opposite classroom, and another teacher called 911.

No students were in the building at the time, but arrived later.

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“All these kids, we bet, are frightened to death,” internal proprietor Betty Murray told CBS 46. “My grandson called me and said, ‘Granny, there’s been a shooting, and the principal pronounced to come after me.'” 

The teacher, an 18-year employee of the school, was taken to a circuitously hospital. His condition is not known.

A Georgia high school teacher shot himself at school early Thursday.


“This is a formidable time for us since the teacher is a partial of the family,” Douglas County superintendent Trent North told CBS 46. “His wife and his child, they are partial of the family.” 

The campus was secured, according to a matter by the Douglas County Georgia Schools. 

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“From the moment this occurrence occurred, we went into reserve mode. That’s not a elementary process,” North told CBS 46.

There were no classes held at the school on Thursday.

Lithia Springs, located in northeastern Douglas County, has a race of approximately 15,000.

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