In the wake of last week's mass shootings—one at a mall, another at an elementary school—how safe do you feel? Should more measures be put in place to ensure safety?
On Tuesday, a gunman opened fire in an Oregon shopping mall, killing two. Then on Friday, the nation began looking toward Newtown, Conn., in the wake of a shooting at an elementary school that left 27 people dead, including 20 children. Related news: Newtown School Shootings: News Hub (Newtown Patch) Though these events happened far across the country, they have to make one wonder: “Could these shootings have happened where I live?” We shudder to imagine either of these tragic incidents happening in metro Atlanta, but in the wake of these tragedies, we want to know: How safe do you feel in public? Share what’s on your mind with us, and then return here to see what your neighbors in Paulding, Douglas and Cobb have said.
In the wake of a Connecticut school shooting that is receiving national attention, the local district in a statement Friday said school officials work to keep students safe.
Updated 6:25 p.m. The Paulding County Sheriff's Office released this statement just after 6 p.m. Friday: The Paulding County Sheriff's Office would like to echo the sentiments of the Paulding County School District and remind everyone that our children's safety is paramount. We strive to ensure each child's safety and are deeply saddened by the tragedy in Connecticut. In the wake of the fatal shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., officials with the Paulding County School System released to Dallas-Hiram Patch this statement: Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families, and community of Newtown, Connecticut. The Paulding County School District is committed to student safety. Each of our schools operates under…