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A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a classroom at Dalton High School in Georgia, US, and fired a handgun once, according to authorities.

It was said there were no students in the classroom at the time and the only injury reported was a student who hurt herself when Dalton was evacuated.

And after a 30 to 45-minute stand-off with police officers, teacher Jesse Randal Davidson was taken into custody, Dalton police spokesman Bruce Frazier said.

Frazier also commented:

I don't know whether he was just firing the gun off to let people know to back off or what.​

The shooting happened at about 11:30am on Wednesday during Davidson's planned period.

Chondi’s tweet really highlights how putting more guns in schools solves nothing and would create a slew of other problems to deal with

The shooting comes two weeks after the tragic shooting in a Florida school left 17 students and staff dead. It put the country on edge and ignited a new, ferocious debate over gun control in the US.

Further to this, it comes scarily close after President Trump ridiculously announced a possible plan of putting more guns in schools – specifically in the hands of teachers – in an effort to help keep schools safe:

In the wake of the Florida school shooting there have been numerous threats made across the country. Maybe the whole 'armed teachers' plan isn't such a great idea after all.

H/T Associated Press

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