A fifth-grade teacher has been arrested and charged with shooting and wounding his teenage daughter's boyfriend.
Alabama police arrested Dr Fitzgerald McQueen, 50, at 3 a.m. Thursday morning after he allegedly shot Jaizon Collins in the chest.
Collins is recovering at a local hospital. He is expected to survive his injury. His mother told a reporter her son was shot on his 18th birthday.
Collins was reportedly sneaking in or out of the McQueen's home after 1 a.m. when he was shot.
Police are not releasing the teenager's name because she is a minor and a freshman in high school.
Fitzgerald has been a teacher for 18 years. He is on paid leave from Heritage Elementary school where he teaches a fifth grade class.
Visitors crashed the elementary school's website after the media linked to the teacher's bio, which is now inaccessible.
A school spokesperson released a statement in response to media requests for information.
"Since this is an active investigation, I cannot comment on this terrible situation except to say that Dr McQueen has been placed on paid administrative leave.
"This is a very sad event. As always, we remain committed to serving our students."
Fitzgerald was released on $15,000 bond on Friday. More charges are expected in the case.