Ka'Reena Johns, 17, Ellenwood: “It really didn’t affect me. I feel regardless of how many security guards or police officers, it’s still going to be the same. I feel that they are still going to find a way in, regardless.” Photo by Vincent Christie.
Arethia Bryant, Decatur: “It’s an eye-opening on what’s going on in society today. And it’s letting you know that anything could happen anywhere, whether it’s elementary or high school or a company for all of that. So we really need to be aware of what’s going on.” Photo by Vincent Christie.
Bridget Jefferies, Decatur: "What happened at McNair has made me very scared because, as an educator and a parent, you always think of safety first for your students as a teacher and your child as a parent. So for them being able to just walk into the school like that, I think there should be card key entries or keypad type of security deal. More security. Pounding the pavement. Things like that." Photo by Vincent Christie.
Shanterrious Whitehead, Conyers: "I would say that schools need more security for the safety of the children; at least officers." Photo by Vincent Christie.
Erica Johnson, Fairburn: "It only made me realize these events continue to happen. I do think schools, businesses, any type of agency that cares for young children or children in general, need to take more safety precautions. It didn't change my mind at all. I think security could be stricter and tighter but if someone's that diligent or that disturbed, I think they might find a way to be around a setting where they can want to do harm." Photo by Vincent Christie.
Thletha Yates, Conyers: “School security needs to be increased overall. It needs to be consistent across the state, across the nation. There needs to be a better protocol in place … There should be more school visits from police officers, school officers. This is something I have always thought since the Newtown incident.” Photo by Vincent Christie.