Jesse Randall Davidson has been identified as the teacher who fired a shot inside a classroom at Dalton High School on Wednesday. According to the school’s website, he goes by the name Randal Davidson.
Davidson, who taught history at the school, also serves as the play-by-play voice of the Dalton football team.
The teacher involved in this morning’s incident is Jesse Randall Davidson, 53, social studies teacher. Also serves as play by play voice of the Dalton football team.
— Dalton Police (@DaltonPD) February 28, 2018
Heavy reports: Davidson, “who is married and has children, has lived in Dalton since 1995 and was originally a journalist at WBLJ AM Radio, covering sports and news, and doing play-by-play for high school football games. He alter worked at WYYU FM radio. Davidson was working during the terror attacks on 9/11 and provided radio updates. After that experience, he decided to change careers.”
According to the Times Free Press:
Davidson was alone in his room during his planning period, according to police. Around 11:30 a.m. a student tried to get inside and found the door was locked. A principal then tried to open it with a key, which is when Davidson fired through a window. https://t.co/iY6XULSmdc
— Times Free Press (@TimesFreePress) February 28, 2018
Dalton High School students are speaking out and slamming Donald Trump’s suggestion that teachers be armed inside schools.
I’m a DHS student & I am safe. I believe arming teachers with guns is the second most stupidest thing to do next to selling them. #daltonhighschool
— Fabiola ? (@fabiola81023_) February 28, 2018
@nra my favorite teacher at Dalton high school just blockaded his door and proceeded to shoot. We had to run out The back of the school in the rain. Students were being trampled and screaming. I dare you to tell me arming teachers will make us safe.
— Chondi?#NEVERAGAIN (@_omg_chondi_) February 28, 2018
— Aly (@krella_de_vil) February 28, 2018