Photo courtesy of WXIA-TV
ATLANTA -- An Atlanta police officer was
involved in a shooting that happened Wednesday afternoon in southwest
It took place around 12:30 p.m. in the
parking lot across from Cleveland Avenue Elementary.
The school was briefly placed on lock-down,
but all students and faculty have been accounted for and are safe, authorities
The school is scheduled to be dismissed at
2:30 p.m., and will continue with normal dismissal for all students except those
living in the Summerdale Commons apartment complex.
Students who live in the nearby Summerdale
Commons community will have to remain in school while that area is still shut
down by Atlanta police officers. The school is working to determine exactly how
many students live there.
The principal of Cleveland Avenue
Elementary will call parents of students who live in Summerdale Apartments to
let them know about the alternate dismissal procedures planned by the
Atlanta Public Schools tweeted that a
robocall and email was sent to all Cleveland Avenue Elementary parents with
details on the incident.
Cleveland Avenue Elementary is located
near the intersection of Cleveland Road SW and Old Hapeville Road SW, just west
of Interstate 75.
The officer, uninjured, shot a man who was
taken to Grady. There was no immediate word on his condition.