|Updated: 4/07/2012 12:07 pm
||Published: 4/06/2012 5:15 pm
Update: Russelville Police say two suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting at Crawford Elementary School. They are George Acosta and a Juvenile. Both have been charged with 1st degree battery.
RUSSELVILLE, AR - "That was really scary," said Sue Edwards. "First thought, kids, oh my gosh, what happened?"
Edwards' six-year-old grandson attends Crawford Elementary School in Russellville, near where police say someone fired a gunshot Thursday that grazed a teacher leaving work.
"It's such a shame," said Edwards. "A teacher, a hard working teacher, that comes out after school and you know just like that, I mean we can't have that in the neighborhood. It's really really disturbing."
Officers say this neighborhood doesn't typically have much crime.
"The area of Russellville, especially this area in particular, is a safe place," explained Ofc. Drew Latch. "This was just an altercation, an unfortunate altercation that happened."
Crawford Principal Mark Gotcher says the injured teacher is now fine, and only suffered very minor injuries because of the bullet. For precautionary reasons, Gotcher kept all of his students inside Friday. Also, a resource officer patrolled the school Friday too.
Gotcher says parents should not be concerned because both school officials and police believe the shooting was an isolated incident.
"We want to be clear," said Gotcher. "The police have told us this is a neighborhood incident and not a school or school personnel incident. It just happened to be in our neighborhood where the incident occurred."