Clayton County

Metro Atlanta school district looking for ways to stop fighting inside of schools

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — All parents want is safety in these schools so that their children can focus on learning.

Well Clayton County made a change this week that’s designed to eliminate fighting while also protecting students from outsiders getting inside the schools.

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“Yeah they’ll have a second thought about maybe bringing a knife or a gun or something to school,” parent Margo Douglas told Channel 2′s Tyisha Fernandes.

Douglas believes schools can be a dangerous place and the fighting videos we’ve been showing you all week are disturbing, and something has to be done.

“Well violence is getting worse everywhere, not only in schools,” she said.


Clayton County school administrators had already added more security after the Uvalde Texas school shooting back in May.

Now, they’ve added another layer of protection — a group of district administrators who will now rotate to different schools to be present during arrival and dismissal. They’ll stand in cafeteria during lunch and they will be in hallways while students are changing classes.

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This won’t cost the district any more money and they’re not making any new hires for this.

They’re utilizing people already employed by the district to look after students during certain times of the day to make parents and students safer.

“Anything we can do within reason to cut down the fighting, cut down the bullying, and cut down anything that’s going to make our kids less safe, I’m all for it,” parent Sho Watson said.