Horace Morgan was an English major, who received his doctorate from Georgia State University and went on to serve in the Air Force. He began his teaching career at the former Walker High School in 1975 which transformed into an alternative school called McNair Senior High School.
On the Morning of September 27, 1996, a 16 year-old student was bumped in the hallway by a fellow student, who apologized and kept walking. The next thing students heard was shots fired. The student who was bumped had shot Horace who had been standing near where the bumping in the hall happened. Horace passed away on the way to the hospital. The shooter had been a student of the school for less than a week before the shooting.