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BREAKING: Alabama Cop Kills Armed Man Breaking Into Elementary School

Gadsden, AL – A school resource officer fatally shot an armed man on Thursday morning who was trying to get into an Alabama elementary school.

Gadsden City Schools Superintendent Tony Reddick told WBMA the incident occurred at Walnut Park Elementary School in Gadsden on June 9.

Reddick said a man tried to get into the Etowah County elementary school and went from door-to-door trying aggressively gain entry.

There were summer school programs underway and children on the school’s campus.

The superintendent said that school principal saw what was happening and ordered a lockdown, WBMA reported.

Then the principal called the school resource officer who was on campus for help.

The school resource officer was an off-duty Rainbow City police officer, the Associated Press reported.

Etowah County Sheriff Jonathon Horton told The Gadsden Times that the officer called for backup and then confronted the armed suspect outside the school building.

Sheriff Horton said there was an altercation and the suspect was fatally shot.

The sheriff said the hero from the Rainbow City Police Department suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident, the Associated Press reported.

Sheriff Horton said no children were hurt during the exchange.

Reddick announced that “all kids are out” of the school building early Thursday afternoon, the Associated Press reported.

Officials have not yet released the identity of the gunman, nor have they identified a motive.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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