Metro Atlanta schools preparing for student walkouts March 14

Students in metro Atlanta schools are preparing to walk out of classes March 14 as a protest against gun violence.

School systems are scrambling to figure out how best to balance students desires and rights with school duties of keeping students safe while on campuses, controlling events on school property and disciplining students who are disruptive.

Fulton County and Atlanta Public schools are providing flexibility -- Fulton after hearing back from parents who were initially displeased with the district's stance -- while others from Cobb to Clayton counties seem to be falling between accommodation and talking tough about discipline.

You can read about your metro school system's plans and hear from parents and students in our full story on


The AJC's Vanessa McCray keeps you updated on the latest happenings in the Atlanta Public Schools system. You'll find more on, including these stories:

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