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.
“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.
“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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