Atlanta public school to add security after student shot

Atlanta public school to add security after student shot

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Benjamin Elijah Mays High School in Atlanta will have extra security on Monday after a student was shot in the parking lot over the weekend, an Atlanta Public Schools spokeswoman said Sunday.
  • Story Highlights
  • A student was struck by a bullet in the Mays High School parking lot Saturday night.
  • The student was taken to Grady Hospital in stable condition.
  • Extra security will be added to the high school on Monday.

Benjamin E. Mays High School in Atlanta will have extra security on Monday after a student was shot in the parking lot over the weekend, an Atlanta Public Schools spokeswoman said Sunday.

The school is located in southwest Atlanta.

Latisha Gray sent out a statement Sunday morning to confirm shots were fired as a car entered the Mays High School parking lot shortly after a football game at the Georgia Dome on Saturday night.

“As students returned to the school from a football game at the Georgia Dome, a car entered the parking lot and shots were fired,” Gray said in the news release.

One student was struck by a bullet and taken to Grady Hospital for treatment. The student is reported to be stable and in good condition, Gray said.

“Atlanta Public Schools is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all of our students,” the statement continued. “On Monday, out of an abundance of caution, we will have extra security on site.”

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