Bulletproof glass coming to a City Hall in North Georgia

Ringgold plans to add bulletproof glass to the main counter at City Hall. (Credit: Northwestgeorgianews.com)

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Ringgold plans to add bulletproof glass to the main counter at City Hall. (Credit: Northwestgeorgianews.com)

Citing employee fear and safety, a city in North Georgia is planning to install bulletproof glass at City Hall, according to a news report.

Ringgold plans to have a design proposed for bulletproof glass at the main service counter, according to newspaper website NorthwestGeorgiaNews.com.

“We have ladies who answer the phones, take payments, assist customers in every way," City Manager Dan Wright said. "We also have many people who come in that are not from our community that may be here for criminal-type matters, and it's getting to point where we feel like we need to do something to protect them (employees).”

The idea was proposed last year by Mayor Pro Tem Terry Crawford, the newspaper reported.

“We have ladies that sit up there at that front office that are actually scared from time to time,” he said, “and our employees should not be afraid to come to work.”

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