Atlanta schools are served by 55 full-time and 233 part-time APD officers. Other metro area school systems have their own security forces.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
Four Community Listening Sessions scheduled between Jan. 8 and 16.
Atlanta Public Schools invites all stakeholders to participate in one of four Community Listening Sessions to offer ideas on how to enhance school culture, climate, safety and student transportation. All meetings are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Please plan to attend one of these sessions to express your concerns and to share your thoughts and suggestions to make our schools safer and more secure.
Friday, December 21, 2012
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," the NRA's Wayne LaPierre said. What do you think?
In a Friday morning press conference, the National Rifle Association broke its weeklong silence following the horrific shooting of 26 people at a school in Newtown, CT and called for a surge of gun-carrying "good guys" around American schools. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for a new kind of American domestic security revolving around armed civilians, arguing that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." "We care about our president, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents," LaPierre said. "Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by Capitol Police officers. Yet, when it comes to our most beloved, innocent, and vulnerable members of the American family, our children, we…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Patch Question of the Week: After Newtown, do you feel safe sending your kids to school?
It's the issue that's on many people's minds: could the horror that visited Newtown last week happen here? Are our schools safe from such violence? And what can we do - if anything at all - to make them safer? Metro Atlanta schools rushed to reassure parents that their systems are prepared in the event of an emergency. APS Superintendent Dr. Erroll Davis said city of Atlanta schools have implemented safety drills and other procedures that are designed to protect their students. Nonetheless, he asked parents to always remain vigilant and alert school officials if they see something suspicious. DeKalb County schools also have a system in place for notifying parents, locking down schools and having law enforcement and school officials on …