Thursday, February 7, 2013
On Jan. 31, a teen shooter brought a gun to Atlanta's Price Middle School and shot a student. Parents there are enraged. Are you concerned about the safety at Norcross and Gwinnett schools?
Thursday, February 7
Last week's shooting at an Atlanta middle school certainly upset parents in that school district, but it also may have piqued your concern. In that incident, a 14-year-old boy was sent to the hospital after a bullet grazed his neck. He was released later that day. And, a 15-year-old was arrested and charged in what police are calling a "gang-related" shooting, according to media reports. Since then, angry parents have questioned the operation of metal detectors and overall security at the school. At a recent school board meeting, APS Director of Security Marquenta Sands said that they are looking at "advanced technology" to keep children safe, according to an AJC report. She offered few specifics, though, and gave little explanation as to…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Norcross Patch and other sites nationwide will participate in an online moment of silence Friday morning in memory of the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
27 people, 20 of them children, are reported dead in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to Newtown Patch. What will you say to your children?
Parents' hearts are in their throats in Gwinnett County and across the country as news spreads of an elementary school shooting in Connecticut that reportedly took the lives of 20 children and seven adults. Newtown Patch in Connecticut is posting live updates about the shooting, which was reportedly carried out by a single adult who is now dead. The incident will raise questions about how future such massacres can be prevented. In Gwinnett, county police say they will increase their presence at schools over the next several school days. The Connecticut shooting also will require parents everywhere to figure out how to discuss the violence with their children, many of whom will be returning to their schools next week. Parenting.com offers …
Friday, December 14, 2012
In light of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Gwinnett County Police announced Friday they will be stepping up patrols at schools in Norcross and throughout the county.
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Friday, December 14, 2012
On Friday afternoon, Gwinnett County Police Department Cpl. Edwin Ritter released the following statement in response to the tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT: "In light of the horrific mass shooting at the elementary school in Connecticut, the Gwinnett County Police Department will be conducting increased police patrols in and around the schools within Gwinnett County. These increased patrols will a joint effort with the Gwinnett County School Police and Uniformed Officers with the Gwinnett County Police Department. Officers will be assigned to every school within Gwinnett County Police Jurisdiction and these patrols will last for the next several days. The Gwinnett County Police Department takes the safety and welfare of all of the …