Authorities identified the teacher as 53-year old Jesse Randall Davidson, who teaches social studies at Dalton High School where the incident took place.
DALTON, Ga. - School is canceled for students at Dalton High School after police said a teacher fired a gun in a classroom Wednesday afternoon.
No one was injured in the incident at Dalton High School, except for a female student who injured an ankle running through the school, police spokesman Bruce Frazier said.
He fired the gun at an exterior window when the principal tried to enter the classroom.
Bartoo described Davidson as an "excellent teacher" who loves his students and said he was surprised by his behavior.
"I put my key in the door".
They were excused from classes on Thursday but would be allowed on campus to retrieve personal belongings left behind in the evacuation, the school district said.
In January 2017, Davidson was reported missing after telling his supervisor he was sick, and then disappearing from school.
The school resource officer on duty was at the nearby middle school when the episode began, Chief Cason said. At some point, the woman became abusive to her children, he said, and two friends approached him saying they would "take care of her for him".
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Now students at Dalton High School are joining the chorus of those asking just how, exactly, will arming teachers will make schools safer for students. Students were being trampled and screaming. On Wednesday night, the department released two police reports to WXIA-TV - the only two on file involving the teacher.
"I didn't expect this", she said, describing Davidson as a nice, amusing teacher who "cares about your grade and doesn't want you to fail". He also served as the play-by-play voice for Dalton football games, according to The New York Post.
"I've been shaking since I got home", Chondi said. Davidson then fired his weapon at a window and sent the students and faculty into a frenzy.
Wednesday's incident wasn't his first unusual interaction with law enforcement in Dalton, a city of nearly 35,000 residents about 80 miles northwest of Atlanta.
Dalton Police has also said that the school will remain closed on Thursday, and on Friday, the classes will resume in the presence of police.
Dalton City Schools spokeswoman Pat Holloway said Friday that school district officials had been made aware of the March 2016 incident but confirmed they didn't know about the run-in involving the auto fire until this week.
'I feel like there just shouldn't be guns at school at all, ' she said.
Shootings in schools have been increasing in the past with innocent school kids being the victims.