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Teacher wounded in shooting released from hospital

CONYERS -- Kimya Roberson, the prekindergarten teacher wounded in a shooting outside a Rockdale County private school last week, has been released from a hospital.

It was reported that Roberson is out of the hospital and that the condition of her 10-year-old daughter, who was also hit by the gunfire, is improving.

Authorities said a gunman pulled up behind Roberson as she was getting out of her vehicle at Little Mountain Christian Academy on Ga. Highway 155 and started firing on Sept. 20.

Police charged her estranged husband, Terence Roberson, with two counts of aggravated assault. Authorities say Roberson had just filed for divorce from him.

Her daughter, Corrine Williams, remains hospitalized at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Relatives say she no longer needs breathing tubes and is responsive to others.

Kimya Roberson is a prekindergarten teacher at C.J. Hicks Elementary School, where she has taught for the past five years, She was shot in the head and neck. Corrine Williams is a fifth-grade student at Lorraine Elementary School and was shot in the head.

Law enforcement agencies began a man hunt immediately after the shooting that occurred in south Rockdale County. Terence Roberson turned himself in hours later at the Newton County Sheriff's Office in Covington.

RCSO spokewoman Sgt. Jodi Shupe said Kimya Roberson came to the Sheriff's Office Thursday to provide a statement to investigators.

Terence Roberson, who is Corrine Williams' step-father, remains in custody at the Rockdale County Jail. He was denied bond last week. He was being held under "close observation" and in a cell separate from the jail's general inmate population, according to Shupe. She said Roberson was not under a suicide watch.

"He's being held in a separate cell away from other inmates for his own protection due to the media attention of the case," she said.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.