School says it’s aiding police after contractor shot dead

Officials in a southwest Georgia school district say they’re cooperating with police following a deadly shooting in a high school parking lot.

Dougherty County Superintendent Kenneth Dyer tells WALB-TV that the school district has turned over video footage and other evidence to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Caleb Thompson, an 18-year-old Worth County resident, was found shot dead at Dougherty Comprehensive High School on Thursday morning. Officials haven’t said who might have shot Thompson or why. He was doing work on the campus for a contractor.

Dyer says that teachers who are instructing remote classes at the school have an alert system they can use to summon help.

Employees can press their badge to send an alert, also letting officials locate video from that area.