Dalton High School teacher allegedly fired gun in classroom [photos, video, documents]

Jesse Randal Davidson has been taken into custody by Dalton police

Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter / People hug one another outside of the Dalton Convention Center on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 in Dalton, Ga. Students from Dalton High School were evacuated to the Dalton Convention Center after social studies teacher Randal Davidson allegedly barricaded himself in a classroom and fired a handgun.
photo Jesse Randal Davidson

UPDATE: Dalton High School will be closed on Thursday, according to a school spokeswoman. All other Dalton schools will operate on a normal schedule.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Dalton police officers have taken into custody a teacher who allegedly barricaded himself in a classroom and fired a handgun in a classroom at Dalton High School.

Jesse Randal Davidson has been charged with aggravated assault, carrying a weapon on school grounds, terroristic threats, reckless conduct, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and disrupting a public school.

Police say Davidson brought the gun he used, a snub-nosed .38