Suspect identified in Georgia school pellet gun shooting
ATLANTA (AP) — Police have identified an individual suspected of shooting 10 students with a pellet gun outside an Atlanta-area elementary school.
The DeKalb County School District said in a statement Friday that police have searched the suspect’s home and retrieved a pellet gun believed to have been used.
The 10 students from Wynbrooke Elementary School in Stone Mountain suffered injuries that were not life threatening after being shot while playing on the playground midday Thursday.
The district said then that the pellets were fired from “a position away from the school grounds,” and that there was never a threat of anyone getting into the school.
Officials say the investigation is active and ongoing.
The school district’s statement praised police for a quick response, both to the scene and pursuing the investigation.