A Georgia teacher is now facing multiple charges after he was accused of starting a fire and shooting a gun in a middle school near Atlanta.
The Chapel Hill Middle School incident in Decatur, in which Antonio Bailey was allegedly involved, happened last Thursday – the day after he was put on administrative leave, according to FOX5 Atlanta.
“Dekalb County School District Police are conducting a criminal investigation into the shooting and arson in Chapel Hill Middle,” a district statement said. “The investigation revealed evidence of a criminal warrant being obtained against Mr. Antonio Bailey on charges of first degree arson, second degree criminal property and possession of a firearm while committing a crime. Mr. Bailey is in police custody.”
Antonio Bailey is accused of starting a fire and firing a gun at Chapel Hill Middle School in Decatur, Ga. On Thursday.
(DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office)
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A neighbor told the broadcaster that he heard four to five shots from the school’s offices on Thursday evening.
How much damage the incident had caused and what the motive was was initially not clear.
There were no reports of injuries.
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Fox News has contacted the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office for additional comments.
Jail records show Bailey has been out of custody since then.