FAIRBURN, Ga. -- A Fairburn elementary school assistant principal was arrested at school Wednesday morning. Police said he faces charges related to a domestic dispute between him and his wife in mid-September.
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Police said Paul Cook, assistant principal at Renaissance Elementary School in Fairburn, faces two misdemeanor charges - one of battery and one of cruelty to children, and three felony charges - possession of a gun on school property, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.
Investigators said some teachers and staff may legally have guns on school property, but Cook's was not locked up in his vehicle as required.
Susan Hale with the Fulton County Schools says parents were told about the arrest Thursday morning.