UPDATE: Former Dalton teacher Randal Davidson has pleaded guilty to two felonies and a misdemeanor.

Davidson fired a gun in a Dalton High School classroom in February. 

Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to one count of criminal damage to property in the first degree, one count of having a weapon in a school zone and one count of disruption of a public school.

Davidson will serve two years in prison and eight years on probation. 


PREVIOUS STORY: Jesse Randal Davidson has been indicted by a Whitfield County Grand Jury.

Davidson has been indicted on four counts, including:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime
  • Carrying a Weapon within a School Safety Zone
  • Disrupting the Operation of a Public School

PREVIOUS STORY: The Dalton High School teacher accused of firing a shot in a classroom is back in jail.

Channel 3 learned Tuesday that Jesse Randal Davidson was unable to get into an in-patient mental health facility after an evaluation at a local mental health facility.

Due to this denial, Davidson has returned to the Whitfield County Jail, and his bond has been revoked. He will be evaluated at the jail, according to District Attorney Bert Poston.

Davidson will remain in jail until the court says otherwise.