ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – There is a heavy police presence Wednesday afternoon at Booker T. Washington High School in southwest Atlanta.
Several Atlanta Police officers are currently on scene and have cordoned off a portion of the campus.
Atlanta Public Schools issued the following statement regarding the incident:
Following a physical altercation between students during dismissal at Washington High School, a parent came to the campus with a weapon and began waving it in the direction of students, employees, and an Atlanta Public Schools Police Officer. The officer ordered the parent to drop the weapon. When the parent did not comply with the order, the officer fired one shot which struck the parent in the hand.
Paramedics were called to the scene to treat the parent’s wound. No students or school employees were harmed during the incident. APS Police and Atlanta Police are conducting a full investigation of the incident, and the parent faces several charges. As this was an officer-involved shooting, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating as well.
The safety and well-being of our students and employees is always a top priority for all Atlanta Public Schools.
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