Dekalb Parent Arrested for Pulling Gun at School

ATLANTA (WAOK)-After almost a week of searching, Dekalb County police finally arrested a parent accused of pulling a gun on another parent during an argument on the parking lot of Arabia Mountain High School.

Karolyn Browden says she is still shaken by the encounter earlier this week when she stared down the barrel of a handgun while she was dropping off her child at school.

The incident happened around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday morning. Browden says Claudia Flowers -Vassell approached her and asked, “’Are you ready for this? Are you ready for this?’”

An argument ensued between the two women with Flowers-Vassell accusing Browden of not “staying in her lane”. After showing Browden the gun, Flowers-Vassell pulled off but Browden had already written down the license tag number of the car and the two students had run inside the school to tell the principal.

After several days of searching, 39 year old Claudia Flowers-Vassell was arrested and is now in DeKalb County sheriff’s custody under $1,000 bond on each of three charges of pointing or aiming a firearm at another person.

The school has increased security patrols.

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