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Shots fired evacuates Dekalb school; suspect in custody

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in DeKalb County are responding to a report of an active shooter at an elementary school.

The superintendent of DeKalb County schools says police have a suspect in custody after reports of gunfire at an Atlanta-area elementary school.

Michael Thurmond tells The Associated Press that school officials are doing a head count to ensure all students at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy are safe Tuesday.

Television footage shows students had been evacuated from the school and were sitting outside in a field.

Thurmond says he is not aware of any injuries.

Information on whether anyone was injured was not immediately available. A call to DeKalb County police was not immediately returned.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com 

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