(CNN) — At least one gunshot was reported fired at a charter elementary school in suburban Atlanta Tuesday, but no students were injured, a school spokesman said.
Students were being returned to their parents at a nearby shopping center Tuesday afternoon. The children smiled and waved and parents cheered as each buses arrived with students aboard.
“Everybody’s safe,” DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Michael Thurmond said.
One person who fired a shot at or near Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy is in custody, said Quinn Hudson, a spokesman for the DeKalb County School District.
“This thing came out for the best,” said Dale Holmes, DeKalb County’s assistant police chief. “Thank God no one was hurt — not even the suspect.”
Holmes said it wasn’t clear whether the shot was fired inside or outside the school, located about seven miles east of downtown Atlanta.
Teachers and administrators guided the students out to a lawn outside the school’s gym, where they remained while investigators combed the school to make sure no other threat remained. Yellow crime scene tape marked part of a parking lot and a wall of the school.