Deputies want answers in robbery near assistant principal's after-prom party

by: Richard Elliot Updated:


FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. - Fayette County deputies continue to track down leads as they try to apprehend the eight or nine men who robbed four people at gunpoint outside the home of an assistant high school principal early Sunday morning.

Investigators said the four current and former Sandy Creek High School students were attending an after-prom party at the home of assistant principal Shannon Lain when the gunmen robbed them in the street outside the house.  They said the group fired several shots as they ran away.  Luckily, no one was hurt.

The mother of one of the victim's spoke with Channel 2 Action News and said one gunmen held a weapon to her son's head as he robbed them all of cash and cellphones. She requested that we not identifiy her or her son.

"I'm very angry," she said.  "As a mom, you want to protect your children.  I'll get over it, but I'll never be the same.  My sense of security is different now."

Her son took to Twitter after the assault and tweeted, "life is a precious thing to have."  He also tweeted, "helplessness is one of the most detrimental emotions to the human psyche."

The victim's mother worries her son's only memory of his senior prom will be this robbery.

"His memory of prom and probably his most memorable thing for senior year will be the night this all happened," she said.  "It'll be a negative memory that stays with him more so than a positive memory.  I think he'll get over it in time, but it's just going to take time to get over it."