Michael Brandon

Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy first-grade teacher Danielle Pitts high-fives a student on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, a day after an armed suspect caused an ordeal at their school in Decatur, Ga. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jason Getz)

School employee helped avert tragedy in standoff

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The 911 tapes from a frightening standoff and shooting at an Atlanta-area school show how a school employee’s calm demeanor and kind approach helped end the ordeal without any injuries. Police […]


Photo released by the Dekalb County Sheriff's Department of Michael Brandon Hill. (AP Photo/Dekalb County Sheriff's Department)

911 call discusses school gunman’s mental health

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Emergency dispatchers were told that the suspect in a shooting and standoff at a suburban Atlanta school was off his medication and he thought he should have gone to a mental […]



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