Dr. Fitzgerald McQueen, a 50-year-old elementary school teacher, allegedly shot his daughter’s 18-year-old boyfriend in his Harvest, Alabama, home around 3 a.m. on Nov. 12.
Although victim Jaizon Edwards was shot in the chest, he will be able to recover, his mother told WAFF.
McQueen’s daughter's age hasn’t been released, but Nov. 12 was Edwards’s birthday, WHNT reported.
McQueen has been arrested for first-degree assault in connection to the shooting and has been placed on paid administrative leave. However, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office has not ruled out the possibility of other charges.
Madison City Schools Superintendent Dr. Dee Fowler sent a letter to parents saying that the incident was “very sad” and a “terrible situation.”
“Short term solutions for Dr. McQueen’s classes have been set into motion and long term plans are being made," she wrote. "Dr. Nelson, the principal at Heritage, is committed to providing the best solution to these challenges and working to ensure that there are no gaps in teaching and learning."
McQueen teaches fifth grade students at Heritage Elementary School.