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.