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Georgia Teacher Accused of Firing Gun at School Released From Jail

Jesse Randall Davidson faces six charges including aggravated assault

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    In this Feb. 24, 2018, photo, the main entrance of Dalton High School is shown, in Dalton, Ga. Police in Georgia responded to reports of shots fired at the high school and a teacher was barricaded in a classroom is in custody. Jesse Randal Davidson (inset) was arrested

    A Georgia teacher accused of firing a handgun in his classroom has been released from jail on a $10,000 bond for psychiatric evaluation and treatment.

    The Daily Citizen-News reports 53-year-old Jesse Randall Davidson was released from jail in Whitfield County on the bond Thursday afternoon. District Attorney Bert Poston says Davidson will remain in custody at a mental health facility rather than in jail.

    Dalton police spokesman Bruce Frazier says Davidson fired a snub-nosed .38-caliber revolver out his classroom window at Dalton High School on Feb. 28. Dalton Public Schools spokeswoman Pat Holloway tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the social studies teacher's contract will not be renewed for next year.

    Davidson faces six charges including aggravated assault. Messages the Citizen-News left for Davidson's attorney, Richard Murray, were not returned Thursday afternoon.

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