The Gist: A shooting in a McEachern High School parking lot left two non-students with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Latest: Cobb County School officials say the campus is now considered safe and reiterate that no students were harmed in the shooting.
The Details: In an alarming turn of events this afternoon, two individuals were shot at McEachern High School in Cobb County. The school district, confirming the victims are not current students, has enacted a code red, securing the campus with the help of Cobb Schools Police and Cobb County Police. The investigation into the identities and circumstances of the shooting is underway. Access to the campus is restricted to ensure safety, with no parental entry or bus departures until further notice.
In Context: The shooting brings to light concerns over campus security and the broader issue of gun violence affecting educational institutions.
What You Can Do: Parents seeking to reunite with McEachern High School students should head to the designated reunification location at 2595 New Macland Road (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), approaching from Richard D Sailors Pkwy. Note that New Macland Road south from Macland Road will be closed to traffic.
What’s Next?: The Cobb County School District is expected to provide updates on the investigation and any changes to the school’s code red status. Further instructions for parents and students will be announced as the situation evolves.
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