SRO opens fire on driver at Lithonia High School, GBI says

LITHONIA, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting at Lithonia High School.

A spokesperson for the DeKalb County School district said that DeKalb County School District police responded to a disturbance in the parking lot around 3 p.m.

[DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks]

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that a teacher notified a school resource officer of two men who shouldn’t have been on the high school’s campus.

The men were asked by staff multiple times to the leave the campus, the GBI said.

When the officer approached the men in the parking lot, the GBI said the men reversed the vehicle from the parking space, striking several vehicles in the process. The driver then drove the vehicle toward the officer, authorities said.

The officer, who hasn’t been identified, fired his weapon, grazing one of the men. The driver drove around the parking lot, not far from the initial shooting location and stopped.


The officer approached the vehicle and took the driver into custody. A DeKalb County police officer arrived and assisted with taking the passenger of the vehicle into custody.

No one had serious injuries. No students were involved, the GBI said.

A gun was found inside of the vehicle, GBI said.

Their identities have not been released.

[SIGN UP: WSB-TV Daily Headlines Newsletter]