DALTON, Ga. – The Dalton Police Department is on scene at Dalton High School where shots have been fired.
Dalton Police report that no student was injured by the shooting and all students are out of harm’s way. They also report the subject, a teacher, has been taken into custody.
The subject had barricaded themselves into a classroom earlier today before firing a weapon. Local police and Georgia State Patrol responded to the initial call. Concerning those reports that have come about a student injured during the evacuation, the Dalton Police were adamant that no student was injured by the shooting.
Police are also asking parents to NOT go to Dalton High School as they say, “The area inside the school has been evacuated and there are no students believed to be in the school at this time.”
The evacuated students have been taken to the Northwest Georgia Trade Center where police report parents should go for their children.
Sunday, June 25 a hit and run occurred between a motorcyclist and a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck allegedly hit the motorcycle head on and fled the scene leaving the driver seriously injured. The victim is currently in ICU in serious condition. Sources tell us the motorcyclist received assistance from motorists who stopped to help prior to medical assistance arriving, which may have been life saving.
According to Officer Kris Stancil, Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, the Georgia State Patrol are working the accident. However Stancil did issue the following statement regarding the suspected driver of the pickup truck:
Our deputies located the driver and arrested him this afternoon. After receiving an anonymous tip that Mr. Thomas Marlow has been visiting an area near Talking Rock, deputies set up surveillance and observed him traveling on Whitestone Road. They were then able to stop and arrest him and a juvenile passenger without incident.
Following this statement we attempted to contact the Georgia State Patrol and are currently waiting for a response.
Mugshot of Thomas Marlow
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