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AUG 22, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Atlanta area shooting revives issue of gun access and mental health

By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A 20-year-old man who fired an AK-47 in a suburban Atlanta elementary school has a history of mental illness and once threatened in a Facebook message to kill his brother, according to the suspect's lawyer and family. A school clerk convinced Michael Brandon Hill to lay down his gun and turn himself in after he walked into the school carrying 500 rounds of ammunition and briefly exchanged gunfire with police. No students were injured in the incident. Claudia Saari, a public defender, described Hill as having a "long" history of mental ... Read More

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