• Shots fired in elementary school parking lot; Authorities working crime scene

    By: Tom Jones

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    SPALDING COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities are investigating after a woman said she was shot in the parking lot of a Spalding County elementary school Monday afternoon.

    Channel 2 Action News has learned the victim was taken to Spalding Regional Hospital. While she was being interviewed, she said she was shot in the parking lot of Beaverbrook Elementary School.

    The Spalding County Sheriff's Office says no students are in danger and school will dismiss as normal.

    "All indications are that this incident was not related to the school nor were any students or staff targeted," Spalding County Sheriff's Office Capt. Dwayne Jones said. "At this time, investigators are speaking with school staff and processing a crime scene where the shooting occurred."

    The Griffin-Spalding County School System sent Channel 2 Action News the following statement about the shooting outside Beaverbrook Elementary School:

    "The Spalding County Sheriff Department is investigating an alleged shooting incident that occurred at Beaverbrook Elementary School. According to the Sheriff’s Department, this incident was unrelated to the school, all students and staff remained safe, and there was no interruption to dismissal. Beaverbrook Elementary School administrators are cooperating with law enforcement as they continue their investigation on campus. The safety and security of students, staff and parents remains are top priority and we are grateful for the Sheriff’s Department’s immediate response to this matter."

    The school is about 38 miles south of Atlanta.

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