UPDATED at 11 p.m. Wednesday
I asked a few days ago whether schools are under reporting violence or threats of violence. I cited a note that I had received from a knowledgeable source that Atlanta Public Schools had failed to alert parents to lockdowns at Grady High School and the New Schools of Carver, and that the incidents exposed a troubling lack of coordination between APS and Atlanta Police.
Not everyone agreed that parents needed to be notified.
One Grady parent posted: Terrorist threat – really? I worked as part of the safety and security parent/teacher counsel at Grady so was privy to more than just parent hearsay. Anyone aware of the location of Grady is aware that being in Midtown poses unique situations – that the street crime of breaking into cars can have the miscreant running from the cops and ducking into the parking lot of Grady to run through/get to the other major cross road. Mid-day, broad daylight and not the brightest bulb for a criminal.