Teacher carried gun into school in bag

ATLANTA (AP) — Police in north Georgia say a teacher accused of causing chaos at his high school by firing a gunshot in his classroom used a computer bag to conceal the weapon as he brought it into school.

Dalton police spokesman Bruce Frazier said investigators believe social studies teacher Jesse Randal Davidson brought the .38-caliber snub-nose revolver into Dalton High School before the school day began on Wednesday. The school is a gun-free zone, but does not have metal detectors.

Frazier police believe Davidson owns the gun. The 53-year-old teacher is accused of barricading himself inside a classroom and firing the weapon, sending students fleeing for their lives and causing a lockdown on campus. No one was hit.

The incident adds fuel an intense debate over whether teachers should be armed as a way to make schools safer.