Jesse Randall Davidson

Jesse Randall Davidson, 53, was arrested on Wednesday after firing several shots then barricading himself inside a classroom at a Georgia high school. In social media posts before his arrest, Davidson pushed for gun control and was opposed to arming teachers with guns.

The Dalton Police Department tweeted that police had responded to a call of “shot or shots” being fired at Dalton High School in Dalton, Ga. just after 11:15 a.m.



Police say the social studies teacher opened fire at the school on Wednesday after leaving a note last week threatening to harm himself and others.

No children were in danger during the incident, according to the DPD.

Students who followed Davidson online said he was for gun control and he opposed teachers bringing guns to school.

Some social media users also stated Davidson was trying to prove a point.

Davidson, a Democrat, began teaching in 2004 after leaving his job as a reporter at a local radio station. He said covering the 9/11 tragedy was a “turning point” in his career.

He was the longtime voice of the Dalton High School football games.

“I continued to do the broadcast work for Dalton High School part-time and also took other part-time jobs to help support my family,” he told the Dalton Schools Network. “I was married and had a child and it wasn’t easy. But it was worth it.”

No Georgia school district currently allows teachers to carry guns. But the Bleckley County school district in North Georgia is considering allowing teachers to pack weapons.

Bleckley County schools, located about 90 miles north of Atlanta, announced it was considering arming teachers after the Florida school shooting.

On Tuesday, Florida lawmakers voted to allow teachers to carry guns inside classrooms and other states already have laws in place permitting teachers to carry concealed weapons.

This post was updated with the teacher’s name.



  • Yardgirl

    The incident may have been politically motivated, particularly since one Georgia school district is considering arming teachers.
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    And so the fcukery begins!!! Fight guns with more guns, mkay.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    this won’t end well for our children. [OUR: defined as Black children]. these trigger happy cave demons will claim to feel “threatened” when our babies raise their hands to sharpen their pencils. classrooms will then become open season fields of slaughter for our babies.

  • Jdove585

    Teacher Don’t need GUNS in schools……bring back Prayer or spiritual guidance back to schools …… & then watch the changes.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Its been all of 4 minutes since they passed this law and the teachers already busting shots. LAWWDDD what is this world coming too. Clearly i need to start homeschooling my kids cuz ish is crazy.

  • TOO REAL

    DO YOU REALLY STILL THINK THIS IS A GOOD IDEA. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A TEACHER GETS MAD AT A STUDENT AND LOSES CONTROL OR THREATENS A STUDENT WITH A GUN? WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE TEACHER WALKS OUTSIDE AND A STUDENT HE THREATEN OR PARENT IS STANDING THERE WITH THEIR LICENSE GUN. STOP THE SICKNESS AND GET BETTER GUN CONTROL LAWS.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Especially with how disrespectful these kids are now. Some of these teachers aint something nother to play with.

  • Marlika

    See the bullsh** 45 started?? ?

  • Alicia.Ashe

    This is the worst thing they could do, this won’t be good for African American students.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Exactly they gone be walking down a dark hallway and get shot “by accident”.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Its literally been nothing but chaos and confusion since hes been in office.

  • Mister Fantastic

    Ah, kinda a odd way to “prove a point”…

  • ShelbyMoore

    What happens when the teachers are having a bad day or their coworker keep on bringing their name to the office and they end up getting written up and sent home without pay? What then when these disgruntled teachers start shooting up the schools? These people aren’t thinking. I don’t want my child (if I had one) in a room with a teacher with a gun.

  • Rayne

    It has started.

  • Nophace

    This is nothing compared to what can and possibly will happen when if they arm teachers. Smh

  • Marlika

    He’s over stayed his welcome. He won’t be happy until he destroys everything.

  • vicci

    The right to defend urself should it even be apart of the focus soon. They knew about crae crae for minute. This is about they wack azzez not doing something about it. Leave politics out bc they know how yo arrest certain ones on the spot. Why old boy got a whole year to decide yo kill folks is OFFICIALLY they problem.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    So we are armingUnderappreciated,underpaid,under-daily-stress, people and sending them off to a class room full of stress.. yea gooooooood idea.. If MY OWN KIDS make me wanna pop one off in they ass err now and then..well..

  • Roxie Moxie

    If I find out any teacher of my son’s has a gun, he’s being pulled from the school IMMEDIATELY.

  • cpatterson_22

    Last year a teacher brought a gun to school and accidently shot himself in Lithia Springs, GA. So this is not new at all
    https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/lithia-springs-shooting-intentional-teacher/rNI4XtEUVV36oIKlTRuVZO/

  • Mec-One

    It’s actually so it won’t start

  • Mec-One

    That can happen now but I get your point

  • WutizstillHERE!

    What I could never understand it this. We have to go through training to get any kind of license that could potientially harm another person, drivers, medical, legal, pilots etc. yet all you have to do to obtain a gun is sign up..no required training on the use just show up look sane and sign up..smh

  • Mec-One

    Really …… “a dark hallway” …… smh

  • Truth Or Die

    LOL, what a reality-show movie script they’re running and the ignorant masses as always is falling for it. Carry on…

  • Nophace

    That part

  • your kid a gang member?

    I’m with the teacher if you thug ass kids can bring guns to school, well so can teachers…………..PERIOD, and some of you on here have turned a blind eye to your gang member kids……….Some of you on here talking about what you would do if your kids teach has a gun, ask yourself WHY does he/she need one, is YOUR KID PART OF THE PROBLEM.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    See the main reason why the shouldn’t have a gun either. No guns in school period ?????.

  • Post Nbn

    One of two things will happen…..Some careless teacher will lose their gun at school, or some dumbass student is going to steal a teacher’s gun.

  • SweetTEE

    This is scary.

  • TMW

    We already expect teachers to parent their students as well as teach them – now we want them to police them by arming them??? This is a disaster waiting to happen.

    There is no good answer to the gun violence issue, but this isn’t one either. People who want guns will find a way to get guns, and those bent on using them will use them. This country does nothing to try to identify and address the root causes of gun violence – mainly poverty and mental illness. Maybe they should start there. I’m totally in support of companies that are pushing back on the NRA – this may be a partial solution of corporate social responsibility in response to the lack of leadership in Washington. The only thing that makes sense in this world is dollars, apparently.

  • datjerk

    She went about proving her point the wrong ass way

  • Vonn

    I guess he/she is taking one for the team to keep guns out of school.

  • LeeSeeCee

    Goes right back to what I posted in the other thread about arming teachers. Down the rabbit hole we go…

  • Kemi

    I don’t see the outcome of arming teachers to be beneficial. I see as a high-risk/ high-liability proposition. Secondly, human nature is very unpredictable. I don’t think I can be self assured to have my children in care of a teacher who is armed.

  • Nina Ross

    I don’t teachers with guns is a good idea when dealing with these bad ass kids… no bueno

  • angrysolo

    work from home..home schooling, live streaming church services, getting groceries de-liver-ed…
    it’s getting less an LESS benifecial to be around other human beings now. mofos killing you over a tax check! shooting babies!

  • ShelbyMoore

    Yea, but when the other teacher also has a gun and it turns into a shootout, then what?

  • Bossy704

    True. The kid could disarm them and then what?

  • Bossy704

    Lose your job and go to jail. Seems odd.

  • Nina Ross

    Or what if the teacher gets frustrated & just goes postal… some of these kids are very BAD

  • Roxie Moxie

    White folks are used to destroying things. Check their receipts….dates WAYYYYY back.

  • Mec-One

    Then we’ll play what if some more and turn it into an even bigger worse case scenario …….

  • Cannelle

    Interesting discussion we were having here about this very thing. We were talking about the native people of Easter Island. First, the (white) Dutch came to their Island and killed a bunch of them off. Then the (white) Spanish followed and killed a bunch and enslaved them. Then the (white) French came and tried to “help” and long story short, this resulted in more deaths of the native people and spread of various diseases including venereal. etc. etc.

    As you say, Dotard is just continuing a long line of destruction.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    And it begins.

  • Hugga Bunch

    This bullshit is getting out of hand.

  • Dowoop

    Well who didnt see this coming?

  • jrock

    And so it begins.

  • hi-liter

    So the teacher risks his freedom and reputation to prove a point? Lol okay. Teachers don’t need guns in school because most of them are as troubled and bipolar as their students. They’ll be pulling guns on students claiming they are afraid of them.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Now, I gotta research Easter Island. I’ve heard bits and pieces about it but never read further into it; now I will. White people LOVE chaos and destruction. With them in power, there will never be peace.

  • MJF

    Wakanda foolishness is this? Arming teachers with guns is NOT the answer.

  • Applebootay

    So the teacher risks his freedom and reputation…….
    ________________________________________
    and teaching career

  • Kayke

    Thank you! Teachers are just as unhinged as the students doing the shootings. They’re snorting up in class, sleeping with students ……can we at least try metal detectors first, the thing that seems to stop shootings in hood schools. Side doors that alarm when opened. Why is the last resort being considered first?

  • Roxie Moxie

    Maybe it’s not MY kid whose acting up. It could be some other kid whose causing chaos and disrupting the learning experience for the others and now, I’m not getting the full benefit of my taxpayer dollars cuz JaQuanavius wants to act like a thug and be the jester of the classroom. What they NEED to do is remove these kids and ship ’em off somewhere…I don’t care where.

    I would love to send ’em on a ship to the Bermuda Triangle. :-)

  • Applebootay

    You sound a little cray cray….I bet you probably don’t even have kids…and your broken Ebonic English sorta explains why you think they should be armed……and “thug ass kids cant bring guns to school” either….it’s the white schools with no metal detectors where the mass shootings are occurring….name 1 black school where there was a mass shooting…Gang members and ….I digress…you won’t get it….

  • porshia

    The lawmakers are jokes. your doing all this for teachers to bear arms,..but you wont give teachers higher salaries. These teachers are poor & struggling to think they really care about kids education?

  • Kayke

    Largest death tolls are behind religious wars. Our problem is gun violence ….we’re doing well with creating sheep already.

  • KayCeiSoul

    When proving a point goes wrong.
    Horribly wrong.

  • Tammie Reed

    People crazy, confused and backwards as hell!

  • Kayke

    Smh! What black hood schools are being shot up?…. I’ll wait.

  • Kayke

    Seriously? They are all children. In the past teachers could be credited with changing the life of a student who was headed no where. I believe the quality of teachers has decreased drastically. It is also not the child’s fault they received no home training nor did he name himself……what you’re saying will disporportionately affect kids of color, because the yt problem child will continuously receive second chances while others are shipped on first offenses. Displayed in our current justice systems. Not a can of worms you want to open.

  • JV

    “No Georgia school district currently allows teachers to carry guns.”

    ———-

    Anyone who has school permission can carry guns at K–12 schools in 19 states: Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and West Virginia.

    http://gawker.com/new-georgia-gun-law-allows-guns-in-schools-churches-a-1566642315

  • Quitedeliteful

    Some social media users stated the teacher was trying to prove a point
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    The only point that he proved is that he is a dumb-azz that can go to jail just like anybody else. No sympathy for the crazy white guy…

  • SDot

    This Orange fool got these ppl going crazy. They all gonna f around and meet the right parent tho.

  • JV

    Mentioned this above, but many teachers already have that option. Hasn’t stopped the eight school shootings so far this year. It’s almost like counting on mass murders to be risk-adverse isn’t the greatest idea! Maybe that the have access to AK-47’s to begin with?

  • Trey

    Even is it was politically motivated…..it shows just how easy a situation can go from 0-100

  • MJF

    Oh wow I guess I didn’t even know that part. I didn’t know some are allowed to carry. Sigh, it’s just really tough to decide what’s best or not but I just didn’t see this as the global answer if you get me.

  • Bossy704

    My mother is a retired teacher and said she there were many times she would have wanted to shoot the students. U.S. teachers have it hard enough as it is and they are already half crazy.

  • jrock

    It was a drastic way of trying to make a point because someone could have been hurt or killed but it appears his intent wasn’t to kill or shoot anyone, but merely to fire shots to make a political statement that teachers SHOULD NOT BE ARMED with guns in schools. He may end up in the pokey for a minute but I can think of a number of ways he could have made his point without going this far.

  • You Could Never

    I’m not getting the full benefit of my taxpayer dollars cuz JaQuanavius wants to act like a thug and be the jester of the classroom.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I had a well known jester in my class from elementary school til we graduated. Not a thug. Just a headache. Always interrupting. Talking when the teacher was. Falling asleep. Telling crazy jokes.

    They never shipped him off. He got elected to city council. When it wasnt him it was a kid I had an elective with who died in a car accident. His dad later ran for President. And I had one in middle school too who was a handful in show choir and became a national name via American Idol. Never know who you are sitting next to in class. Why JaQuanavius gotta get shipped off? Why not these class clowns? (Bonner Gaylord, Clay Aiken, and Wade Edwards-RIP)

  • bella28498 .

    I said it once and I will say it again, you are a dayum fool if you are not home schooling. Especially section 8 parents, you really don’t have an excuse.

  • JV

    Teachers with guns wouldn’t have stopped Las Vegas from happening, you know? Why do people need deadly assault weapons? I know people get hung up about second amendment rights, but there should be a limit.

  • You Could Never

    Say it louder for the people in the back

  • CrunchyBlack1

    Agenda! Agenda! Agenda! Something in the milk aint clean and it aint cuz the ceareal was cocoa puffs.

  • jrock

    Yep. It’s about to be lit up in those schools if they arm teachers in the classroom.

  • Trey

    They on section 8….home schooling is the least of their issues….

  • MsPam

    He won’t spend a day in jail! Crazy is written all over his face!

  • Cannelle

    I’m not an expert, but I understood the widely held belief is that the native people totally destroyed the island by using up resources, cutting down trees, etc. and that’s why they left. But the history is more complicated than that. New information is painting a clearer picture that it wasn’t all their fault and the imperialists played a large role in their destruction and displacement. It also seems that it was the same type of people who spread the idea that the natives made their own home inhabitable. Interesting and very sad history.

    The chaos is bringing us all down, including them. At this rate, there won’t anyone be in power because things will be so effed up.

  • bella28498 .

    the welfare of your children is never the LEAST of your issues…..home school kids and go to college online. poor ppl go to college for free….no excuse.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Manchurian candidates are among us.

  • Cannelle

    The quality of teachers has decreased because most get paid peanuts to do a fück ton of work and most people aren’t really interested in that kind of struggle career. So many states (like Oklahoma) have teacher shortages, and to pick up the slack, they end up bringing in under qualified people barely out of college and barely older than the high school students. Sad state of affairs all around.

  • JV

    OT: Dick’s Sporting Goods will no longer sell assault rifles or sell guns to people under 21. Good on them.

  • Roxie Moxie

    My bad. ANY student who disrupts the class in a manner that is not conducive to the school’s expectations, they have to go. Obviously not to where I said…I was being facetious. ? In any event though, they do need to be removed. Period. And to boot, some people don’t want to change and we have to accept that. Not everyone can be saved. Once you realize this, things become much more easier to understand. And no, I don’t want to open any can of worms as we’ll be talking until we’re blue in the face with no change. So….if you feel the need to continue on. Be my guest, dear .

  • FOR COMMENT

    man…Sirhan Sirhan, Oswald..Columbine……

  • FOR COMMENT

    patsy, Mk ultra

  • Safaree’s ?

    QUICK, arm the students ?.. “Being sarcastic of course”. They need to just ban the sale of assault rifles, its that simple. No arming teaches, classroom hamsters, janitors, cafeteria workers,..no one.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    After college do we lock up the kids/adults, when do we stop being afraid to go out?

  • bella28498 .

    school isn’t safe anymore, I understand you may not be able to do home school hence your comment but a few of my friends were home schooled and they are well rounded individuals with great careers.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Any suggestions on homeschooling when parents work FT? I work from home remote but I still wouldn’t have the time to dedicated to full schooling

  • dontgetblocked

    Another crazy whitey!

  • dontgetblocked

    Not really. Those country boys get married by 18 or 19. You know they be down in the holla hunting dinner. Now how are they going to eat?

  • dontgetblocked

    Not being mean but do we need parents who dropped our of high school, homeschooling their children? I mean…well you know what I’m saying. There’s a reason why they live in section 8?

  • Kemi

    I don’t disagree with your suggestion at least from a safety/bonding standpoint. But what about the social skills/adaptation a person derive from being in a classroom? Are any of those friends of yours socially awkward? I’m asking because I’m trying to know how homeschooling works.

  • KB

    ABC Mouse…for youngsters and Kahn Academy.

  • jazzysmith12

    So they’re going to arm more cave neanderthals now.I see a lot of our babies dying in the near future.HOME SCHOOL ASAP please!!!

  • jazzysmith12

    nope, white people are crazy confused and backwards as hell.

  • jazzysmith12

    yeah bring whyyttte JESUS back please!!!

  • bella28498 .

    Some people belong to religious institutions, clubs, have part time jobs, playing with the kids on their block…..hayell there are a bunch of women who are friends and do play dates. I can keep going on and on, I never hung out with anyone from school, Most of my friends were not from school.

  • BloodBlood

    I guess he proved his point

  • Jussjess25

    I just cannot.. I have nothing to say

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Thank you but they already use them those resources.

  • KB

    Awesome. You’re already ahead than most. I wish you much success.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Thank you. I’m asking about homeschool advice and my children have exceed ABC YA. I am looking for researcher for second through fourth grade. I wished ABC YA went higher than age 8

  • Kemi

    That sounds great! I’m on the contemplation stage on what’s going to be the best for my children in the long run. I have to put all life obligations into perspective though.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I believe, he made his point.

  • bella28498 .

    I understand and you should weigh all options, but my personal opinion I picked up my worst habits going to public schools…..I did have a difference experience when I went to private school, a waaaaaaay better experience.

  • JV

    lol, that’s a good point. It’ll be mass starvation, the horror!!

  • Berry Melon

    Well when a teacher has a nervous breakdown and goes on a killing spree, don’t say I didn’t warn ya. But you know how this world works, it takes an error to learn from our mistakes.

  • Kemi

    Yes, surely looking at the best alternative. It does not sit well with me with the talks to arm teachers. They are people too, that are capable of going mental if triggered given the circumstance/situation.

  • Disappointed

    Teachers should undergo psychological evaluations every 2 years along with backgrounds. (my opinion) Teaching has to be a stressful job along with having their own personal issues with life.

  • 5000BlinK

    Please tell me why this school is bought 45 mins away from me and it is pretty much a large Latino/Hispanic population at that school with White kids ….a few Blacks.

  • Michael Washington

    Might be time to consider Home School yall.

  • Jdove585

    Who said anything about a whyyttte JESUS…… I said Prayer & spiritual guidance ………..

  • Jdove585

    I’m not talking about Religious WARS ……I said …… Prayer & spiritual guidance ………. Prayer can also be a form of meditation …..spiritual guidance is knowing your spiritual self with a guide …… we all are spirits once the body is dead ….& we all need to be in tune with our own energy (spirit) we have to be taught……. I think it would help…..but who am I …….I am just a woman who know herself. ….blessing & good day

  • jazzysmith12

    i apologize for that