Kids safe after shots fired near metro Atlanta school; some parents are still worried – WSB-TV Channel 2
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Some mother and father say it despatched their hearts racing after they discovered somebody fired photographs close to their kids’s college as they performed exterior. The college had to enter a tender lockdown.
It occurred Tuesday at Roberta T. Smith Elementary in Rex on Freeway 42. College students have been on the college’s playground after they heard the photographs from a neighborhood close by.
“Figuring out that it was that shut, it actually bothers me quite a bit,” mentioned father or mother Ray Pleasure.
Pleasure says his fifth-grader gave him a blow-by-blow account of what occurred.
“My children got here residence and advised me that it was scary they usually began working within the college and stuff like that,” he mentioned.
One other father or mother mentioned her fifth-grader was traumatized after he was rushed again within the college and advised to cover underneath a desk.
“It’s very scary as a father or mother to know that your baby needed to cover underneath a desk once you suppose, at school, they’re so protected,” mentioned father or mother Yuliana Pineda, whose second-grader attends the college.
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Clayton County Colleges says the college went on a tender lockdown. It says workers rapidly acquired the children inside. One father or mother says her fifth-grader mentioned her academics locked the doorways and lined home windows.
“It was extra like pow, pow, pow,” mentioned Charles Manning, who works at a day care close to the college.
“I simply heard some photographs off into the woods. I believed someone was searching,” he advised Channel 2′s Tom Jones.
Academics and college students had no thought the place the bullets have been going, or who was the supposed goal. They simply knew to get everybody to security.
Mother or father Ray Pleasure says this doesn’t depart him with an excellent feeling.
“It actually makes me frightened for my children security,” he mentioned.
The college system says workers adopted security protocols and the college remained on lockdown till college police arrived to research. A faculty spokesperson didn’t say if police have been capable of decide who fired the photographs.
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