Gunman in custody at DeKalb County school, no one injured

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**Embargo: Atlanta, GA At least one gunshot was reported fired at a charter elementary school in suburban Atlanta Tuesday, August 20, 2013, but no students were injured, a school spokesman said. One person who fired a shot at or near Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy is in custody, said Quinn Hudson, a spokesman for the DeKalb County School District. It wasn't clear whether the shot was fired inside or outside the school, located about seven miles east of downtown Atlanta.

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by Chris Patterson

Dekalb County, GA (WGCL) -- DeKalb County police have a gunman in custody after responding to Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy.

 
Police said a man entered the school with a gun. Shots were fired, but it is unclear if they were fired inside or outside of the school.
 
Children were evacuated from the building.
 
When police arrived, they were able to take the man into custody.
 
No one was injured. All the children are accounted for and safe.
 
The children are being taken to Walmart on Gresham Road to be reunited with their parents.
 
Officials said children will attend school tomorrow at McNair High School.
 
There are no metal detectors at the school.
 
The school is located on Second Avenue in DeKalb County, just north of I-20.
 
It's a school for Pre-K through fifth graders with a community-oriented focus and is divided into six professional learning communities
 
According to the district website, enrollment stands at 870 students and opened in August 2008. 
 
The school is named for Robert McNair, a NASA astronaut who died in the Challenger shuttle explosion in 1986.