Under a plan being discussed by a northeast Georgia school district, Colt 6920 M4 carbine rifles would be stored in safes inside schools to defend students in a school shooting. Details of the plan by Gainesville City Schools were discussed Monday, as parents and teachers met with city police.
The suburban Atlanta school bookkeeper who talked a gunman into surrendering to authorities after a standoff with police has been honored by members of her church and a U.S. congressman. Antoinette Tuff was sitting in the front office at McNair Discovery Learning Academy Aug. 20 when a 20-year-old man carrying an assault rifle walked in and prompted a lockdown.
The brother of the 20-year-old man who police say went to an Atlanta-area school heavily armed and exchanged gunfire with officers before surrendering says he was a normal kid growing up, but began to change as a teenager and engage in threatening behavior. The older brother's comments came two days after a school bookkeeper helped persuade Michael Hill to surrender to police following a frightening standoff and shooting Tuesday.
The man accused of exchanging gunfire with police at a Georgia school didn't seem to have any friends and rarely talked about his family or past during the months he lived with a couple who serve as pastors at a small church.