Channel 2's Rikki Klaus reports.

Police: Gwinnett teacher fired gun during breakup

A Gwinnett County schoolteacher fired a gunshot that nearly hit a neighbor during the teacher’s romantic breakup, Channel 2 Action News reported.

According to a Braselton police incident report, Nyree Rapley, 41, and her boyfriend were breaking up earlier in March, and she took his guns, Channel 2 reported. That led to a fight, and a shot being fired.

When Rapley, who is a teacher at Mill Creek High School, and her boyfriend were breaking up at her home, she took her boyfriend’s guns and locked herself in a bedroom, Channel 2 reported.

She threatened to shoot herself in the head, but instead fired a shot into a wall that went into the townhome next door, investigators said. That bullet landed just feet from a 16-year-old in the other home, Channel 2 reported.

The boyfriend kicked down the door and retrieved the revolvers.

Rapley is charged with discharging a firearm and reckless conduct. No one was injured, and Rapley is still employed by the Gwinnett County school district, Channel 2 reported.

A neighbor of the teacher wishes Rapley well.

“I’m sorry the teacher got herself in a bind,” Dail Melton said. “Hopefully nothing bad will really happen to her.”

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