• Here's how Clayton County is keeping your kids safe as they go 'Back 2 School'

    By: Darryn Moore

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    CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Keeping students safe is always the top priority as so many districts in metro Atlanta and north Georgia head “Back 2 School” this week.

    Channel 2’s Darryn Moore has learned schools in Clayton County are taking several new steps to protect their 55,000 students.

    "We want our parents to know that when they walk into the building for the first time, they are in good hands and their children are in good hands in Clayton Public Schools," said Superintendent Dr. Morcease Beasley.

    Maj. Tracey Whaley told Channel 2 Action News that school resource officers spent the summer training with other police departments and public safety agencies.

    "The importance for us was to collaborate and respond properly," Whaley said.

    Whaley said his officers can respond immediately to an active shooter situation without waiting for backup.


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    The school district also launched a new security app to report suspicious activity.

    We’ve also learned there’s a new school bus app where parents can get real-time information on pick-up and drop-off times for students.

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