Athens-Clarke County police said they responded to three separate incidents on Monday involving students fighting and threatening other students with a weapons. The first incident happened sometime after noon at Clarke Central, when police said they arrested a pair of teens who said they had gone there to fight rival gang members behind the gymnasium. [...]

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Seven students were arrested and face felony charges in connection with fighting at Newton High School Monday. Newton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Cortney Morrison said deputies were dispatched to the high school during lunch hours after receiving reports of five juveniles and two other students fighting. Morrison said the seven students involved were charged with [...]

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Authorities say a 14-year-old student was wounded after being shot in the back of the neck at an Atlanta middle school. Authorities say a suspect fired multiple gun shots in the courtyard of Price Middle School before an armed off-duty officer was able to get the gun away. Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos says the [...]

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A 14-year-old student was shot at an Atlanta middle school Thursday afternoon. An off-duty armed guard disarmed the shooter moments after the 1:50 p.m. shooting in a courtyard at the Price Middle School in southeast Atlanta. The teen was shot in the back of the head, but the wound was apparently not life-threatening, authorities said. [...]

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Almost two years ago the Georgia Department of Education revised its restraint policy and enacted a regulation that is illegal under Georgia’s self defense laws and Poses A Safety Threat to Teachers, School Staff, School Administrators, Special Education Clinicians, Students and Paraprofessionals. The result: Another 6 year old student handcuffed   The Georgia Department of Education does [...]

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TTAPR on November 14th, 2011

This fight was more savage than anything Brooklyn Harper had ever seen at Westlake High School. Two years ago Georgia Department of Education reduced the ability of teachers to maintain a safe environment. According to this article the total number of serious offenses rose in metro school district in direct correlation to DOE’s policy change. [...]

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Georgia staff predicted that there would be increased violence when their intervention practices were changed.  Most of the violent reports never get to the newspapers.  Even this report where an outside SWAT team was called to quell a disturbance is very cryptic. State juvenile justice officials say a SWAT team was called in to put [...]

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