Nine students from the Stone Mountain school had been taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston and one was picked up by parents, according to hospital spokeswoman Ayana Isles. She said all were in good condition and none had to stay in the hospital overnight.
Kevin Johnson took this photo of his son, Kai Johnson, while riding in the back of an ambulance from Wybrooke Elementary School in Stone Mountain, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Kai was shot by a BB or pellet gun while playing outside. Kevin says the gun pierced his son but was stopped by his rib cage. Kevin says he received a phone call from the school saying that his son may have been hit with a rock. Upon entering the school he was told that it was a BB gun pellet and that his son was headed to the emergency room. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)
Today’s forecast with sunny skies after the overnight rain would normally mean students would take to the playground. Neither school officials nor school police would confirm if students will be allowed on the playground today.
Last night a parent posted on social media that his son was one of the children hit.
“He is doing good, released from hospital,” he wrote.
The parent was concerned that once the fear subsides, the issue will be forgotten and the kids will be at risk.
A local activism group, Stephenson Community Angels, has set up a “solidarity gathering” for 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 at the school, 440 Wicksbury Way, Stone Mountain, to discuss ways to keep kids safe.
“When we organized (this group) we knew we were answering a call bigger than us,” wrote Portia Gray, one of the founders.