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August 21st, 2013
10:20 AM ET

Georgia Elementary School Shooting

The suspected gunman who entered a Georgia elementary school Tuesday, heavily armed and opening fire on police, is now in custody.

Witnesses say 20-year-old Michael Brandon Hill told them he wasn't afraid to die.

While no one was injured in the shooting, hundreds of young students were fearful for their lives as they ran for safety when gunfire erupted in their school.

The lone gunman took office workers hostage inside, telling them to call a TV station with a chilling message.

WSB Assignment Editor Lacey Lecroy says, “He wanted us to start filming as police died.”

“The gunman fired at police, maybe a half dozen times,” CNN’s David Mattingly reports. “Officers returned fire, when suddenly, the gunman gave up.”

One office worker, Antoinette Tuff, asked him to put down his weapons and convinced him to surrender and told police he was giving himself up.

“Police searched the suspect's car for explosives,” Mattingly says.

“Children had to be escorted to buses away from the school as a precaution before being reunited with their anxious parents.”

Parents complain they were not properly notified and that many heard about it on local news.

“After they put the school on lockdown and they secured the kids, the parents should have been called immediately, right then and there,” Grandmother Celisa Raysor says.

While parents express new fears about their children’s security, students are set to go resume classes today at a nearby high school and return to their regular school building tomorrow.

Follow along at CNN.com as the story develops.

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