MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Authorities are investigating after a Montgomery school teacher was shot outside T.S. Morris Elementary School.
Lavonetta Jones, 41, is in serious condition at a Montgomery hospital and is expected to recover.
Her ex-boyfriend is now in police custody, accused of attempted murder.
Montgomery police paint a picture of a broken relationship. Authorities tell WSFA 12 News the alleged gunman, Calvin Massey, 41, dated Jones for 18 months. They separated in March.
Police say Massey came back around 3:15PM Tuesday to confront the teacher.
This all happened right outside T.S. Morris Elementary School as Jones left the school for the day.
Witnesses say Jones' son was there to pick her up. Police tell WSFA 12 News--on the way to the car-- Massey reportedly pulled out a .40 caliber handgun and fired.
Authorities say Jones' son protected his mother and ran down the street with her.
Officers say Massey caught up --more shots were fired -- and Ms. Jones was hit in the chest and leg.
Authorities say Massey appeared ready to shoot the young man when a passerby shot at Massey --spooked him-- and he ran off.
Many students had already gone home for the day, according to MPS' superintendent, Barbara Thompson.
Right now, Massey faces two counts of attempted murder. He turned himself in to police and is being held under $1 million bond.
Police say there's no history of domestic violence between Massey and Jones.