Metro Atlanta School District on Alert After School Shooting Threats

JONESBORO, Ga. — A south suburban Atlanta school district took concrete steps to increase security on unidentified campuses after the county received reports of imminent violence.
Clayton County Public Schools officials took steps to secure the schools after hearing reports of possible violent acts planned, school system police Chief Clarence Cox said in a statement.
“Today the Clayton County School Police Department received several messages through Social Media indicating a potential for violence on one or more of our campuses,” Cox said in a statement. “Coordinated efforts to prevent any such acts have been instituted and all of our schools are under normal operations at this time. There is no need to prevent students from attending a full school day to achieve academic success.
“We continue to maintain a safe and secure teaching and learning environment for our students, staff and visitors.”
Stay tuned to further developments in this case.

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