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August 20, 2013

Again, school shooting terror—but a relieved outcome

DECATUR, Ga. — The Atlanta metro area briefly suffered the terror of another school shooting Tuesday, but the day ended in relief.

The suspect, Michael Brandon, 20, was in custody, accused of of firing an assault rifle at an elementary school in a confrontation that forced the evacuation of 800 or more students and prompted police to return fire.

A school office worker said she talked him into putting down his weapon.

No one was injured, school spokesman Quinn Hudson said.

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