School shooting suspect said he was off medication
DECATUR (AP) - Two people who encountered a gunman accused of opening fire inside a US school say he told them he was off his medication, though a motive remains unknown.
Ms Antoinette Tuff, the bookkeeper at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, told ABC on Wednesday the suspect told her he had not taken his medication. She said he added that he was going to die, along with police officers.
Ms Tuff is credited with calming the suspect and convincing him to surrender on Tuesday. No one was hurt.
Investigator T.L. Wortham of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Fugitive Unit tells WSB-TV that as officers were apprehending the suspect, he said, "I'm sorry, I'm off my meds." Authorities say 20-year-old Michael Brandon Hill faces numerous charges, including assault on a police officer and making terroristic threats.