Four dead in worst Canada school shooting in decade, suspect caught

The Dene high school campus of the La Loche Community School is seen in an undated photo. Five people were killed and two critically injured in a school shooting in a remote part of Saskatchewan on January 22, 2016 and a suspect is in custody, Canadian Prime Minister Justin… Reuters/Raymond Dauvin/Handout via Reuters

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Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting

A state trooper walks by a grieving student as students and family members reunite at Shoultes Gospel Hall, following a school shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, in Marysville, Washington October 24, 2014.   REUTERS-Jason Redmond

A state trooper walks by a grieving student as students and family members reunite at Shoultes Gospel Hall, following a school shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, in Marysville, Washington October 24, 2014. REUTERS-Jason Redmond

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Parents wait, worry after Ga. school shooting

Daphne Morris, Shanique Worthey

Shanique Worthey, right, is embraced by her mother Daphne Morris, while waiting to be reunited with her son five-year-old son Skyler Worthey as students from Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy are picked up by loved ones in a Walmart parking lot after they were evacuated when a gunman entered the school, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, in Decatur, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Rufus Morrow was at work when he got a phone call with the worst news he could imagine: Shots fired at his daughter’s elementary school.

He drove “about 90 mph” to Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy where 800 or so students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade had been evacuated Tuesday in an Atlanta suburb. The police chief says a 20-year-old man with an assault rifle and other weapons was able to slip into the school where visitors must be buzzed in by staff.

The suspect, identified as Michael Brandon Hill, held one or two staff members in the front office captive for a time, the police chief said, making one of them call a local TV station. As officers swarmed the campus outside, he shot at them at least a half a dozen times with an assault rifle from inside the school and they returned fire, said DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric L. Alexander. Hill then surrendered. No one was injured.

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