5 reasons Gwinnett is having the worst week in metro Atlanta

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5 reasons Gwinnett is having the worst week in metro Atlanta

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Authorities say Christopher, 22, and Cameron Ervin, 17, beat their mother, Yvonne Ervin (right), with a rifle and repeatedly stabbed their father, Zachary Ervin (left) in a brutal Sept. 5, 2015, attack. (Credit: Good Morning America)

It's been an especially tough week for Gwinnett County when it comes to news. The county recently seems to have more scandals and tragedies than any other part of the metro Atlanta area.

From schools to shootouts to assaults, here are this week's top (or lowest?) moments out of Gwinnett:

1. The U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Office has launched a federal investigation into the Gwinnett County Public School District’s handling of two cases of alleged sexual misconduct. An expert told WSB-TV that the district could lose federal funding as a result of this investigation.

2. A Lilburn man died after a 20-person shootout near Norcross last Thursday. All of the people shot were adult or teenage males, Gwinnett police said. This comes after the FBI said more than 20,000 gang members are operating in the metro Atlanta area.

3. The Gwinnett County couple who police say were brutally assaulted by their two sons earlier this month went on national TV Monday to deliver a message of faith and forgiveness.

4. Over 1,300 motorists in the past 6 months have admitted liability or have been found liable for driving past stopped Gwinnett County school buses. Since Gwinnett County began using video cameras on school buses one year ago, the cameras have caught thousands of people and brought the schools hundreds of thousands of dollars from fines.

5. Kelly Gissendaner is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday for her husband's 1997 murder in Gwinnett County. Gissendaner's children say their lives will be destroyed if their mother is put to death, but the family of her slain husband asks for the public to remember the victim, not “the murderer.”

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