UPDATE: GBI: Suspect shot after approaching Atlanta school with BB gun

GBI is investigating the officer-involved incident (courtesy WXIA)

ATLANTA (WXIA) – Officials are investigating an officer-involved shooting incident near Forrest Hills Academy on Tuesday.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), preliminary information indicates that an armed man approached Forrest Hills Academy around 9:15 a.m.

WXIA reports that school employees observed a man entering the school on Forrest Hills Drive with a weapon. Employees called the Atlanta Public Schools Police Department (APSPD).

The armed man left the school and traveled off campus toward Cleveland Avenue where he was met by two APSPD officers.

According to GBI, one officer fired a round at the subject.

Officials say the subject was carrying a BB gun (courtesy GBI)

The suspect did not return fire and was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital.

GBI says it was later determined during a crime scene examination that the subject’s weapon was a BB gun.

It is unclear whether or not the man pulled his gun on officers and why he was at the school.

The school, which teaches middle and high school students, was placed on a brief lockdown, which has since been lifted.

According to the GBI, all students are safe.

GBI is investigating the incident at the request of the Atlanta Public Schools Police Department.

After continuing their independent investigation, GBI will turn over the case to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office for review.

GBI responding to an officer-involved shooting at the request of the APS Police Department (courtesy GBI on Twitter)

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