Your Voice: "How do you feel about armed police officers patrolling inside Atlanta Public Schools?"
Compiled by Vincent Christie at the Salvation Army Summer Camp in Atlanta | 8/2/2013, 3:57 p.m.
Norman Whaley, Ellenwood
“I think it’s good to give extra security for the students and teachers and parents. I don’t see it as a problem, I have seen officers in the buildings and it’s been a big help.”
Monique Pyron, Conley
“I think they should [have officers in schools]. Based on the past events of kids bringing guns to schools, they need to have someone there to protect the children.”
Tasha Browner, Decatur
“I think it’s unnecessary. I feel like there shouldn’t be any armed forces in the schools. I feel like there should be better disciplinary actions and that teachers should pay more attention to what’s happening with the students.”
Courtney Jones, Forest Park
“It’s a good idea. I think if the officers are present they will be able to make the school more safe, not just the students from each other but from outsiders in the community.”