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Shots fired outside of Alabama elementary school Thursday after heated argument between parents

Posted: 8:25 AM, Aug 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-09 11:06:21-04
Shots fired outside of Alabama elementary school after heated argument between parents

An argument between parents led to gunshots on Thursday morning in the parking lot of an elementary school in Montgomery, Alabama.

According to WFSA-TV in Montgomery, the incident occurred in the parking lot of Blount Elementary at about 7:30 a.m. local time Thursday morning.

Two parents got into an argument over a "traffic dispute" while dropping off their children. Police say 38-year-old Isiah Johnson took out a gun and fired it at the other parent's car.

Police say Johnson then walked into the school's front office and surrendered his gun. A school employee immediately locked the gun away in safe.

The school briefly went in to lockdown following the gunshot. Thursday marked the third day of the 2019-2020 school year at Blount Elementary, according to WFSA.

Johnson is charged with shooting a weapon into an occupied vehicle. He also faces charges of carrying a gun, as he is allegedly not permitted to do so.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.