Gabriel Green, 16, of Dunwoody, takes in the total solar eclipse in Clayton, a city in the path of totality in North Georgia. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

Solar eclipse on social: Police, schools, teams react 

From local law enforcement agencies to sports teams, everyone had something to say about Monday’s historic total solar eclipse. 

Some police and sheriff’s offices warned not to call 911 about eclipse eyewear and leave the lines open for emergencies:

But several departments used the opportunity to break out the puns and provide a bit of truth in jest, at least as it pertained to safe driving:

Businesses joined in, recommending viewers avoid the heat and enjoy their treats:

Sports teams also got in on the act with memes and competitive jabs:

Schools throughout the metro area and beyond captured the moments before, during and after the eclipse:

And even a civil rights icon, John Lewis, proclaimed eclipse day a great day:

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