At least one shot was fired at Benjamin E. Mays High School. The incident took place Monday afternoon in the parking lot. It appeared to be a domestic dispute, according to officials. 

Suspect arrested after shot fired outside Mays High School 

U.S. Marshals arrested a 19-year-old man after at least one shot was fired earlier this week in the Mays High School parking lot, an incident that put the school on lockdown.

The U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Patrick Dominique Williams, 19, in Cobb County on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Marshals office.

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The principal at Mays High School said safety is a priority at the school.

Williams faces charges of reckless conduct, making terroristic threats, aggravated assault, discharge of firearms on the property of another, and carrying weapons within a school safety zone, according to Fulton County records. 

APS said he was taken to the Fulton County Jail. He is scheduled for a Thursday court appearance. 

APS earlier said that the incident took place when a female student “got into a verbal altercation with a male acquaintance, who is not a Mays student, that resulted in the male breaking a car window and the student receiving cuts from the broken glass.” The district said that “as the male acquaintance drove away, at least one shot was fired into the air in the parking lot. No other injuries were reported.” 

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