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Georgia teacher accused of starting fire, shooting gun inside middle school

A Georgia teacher is now facing multiple charges after being accused of starting a fire and shooting a gun inside a middle school near Atlanta. 

Antonio Bailey, 23, faces a slew of charges including first-degree arson, property damage, and firearm charges. He has subsequently been placed on administrative leave, according to FOX5 Atlanta. The incident occurred at the Chapel Hill Middle School in Decatur, allegedly involving Bailey, which happened last Thursday, after the administrative leave.

“Dekalb County School District Police conducted a criminal investigation into the gunfire and Arson at Chapel Hill Middle,” the district said in a statement. “The investigation revealed evidence to secure a criminal arrest warrant for Mr. Antonio Bailey for the charges of Arson in the first degree, Criminal Damage to Property in the second degree, and Possession of a firearm during a commission of a felony. Mr. Bailey is in police custody.”

A neighbor told the station they heard four to five gunshots Thursday night coming from the school’s offices. However, there were no apparent signs of motives, damages, or injuries to anyone involved. Bailey has since been released from custody – per jail records in Dekalb County. 

ARTICLE: CASSIE KENNEDY

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
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