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    Mom shot by police outside SW Atlanta high school is charged |

    By Sandra Rose  | 

    GBI

    An Atlanta woman who was shot by police outside a SW Atlanta high school was arrested and booked into the Fulton County Jail.

    Police say Tierra Vachon, 30, began fighting with multiple parents outside Booker T. Washington High School on Wednesday. The fracas started with fisticuffs between students who called their parents to jump in.

    Police arrived to find Vachon waving a handgun in the direction of students and staff, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    An APS officer shot Vachon after she refused to comply with orders to drop the gun.

    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Vachon was shot in the hand and treated and released from Grady Memorial Hospital. She was booked into the Fulton County Jail and charged with obstruction, carrying a weapon on school property and disrupting public school, according to online jail records.

    Violent incidents in public schools have spiked since the pandemic. According to statistics, student suspensions and expulsions have doubled since 2020.
     

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