WABE's Week In Review: Cobb schools to allow 'some personnel' to carry guns, immigrants at Stewart claim sexual abuse by staff nurse

A Cobb County School bus moves on the street Friday, March 13, 2020, in Kennesaw, Ga. Georgia's second-largest school district on Thursday, July 14, 2022 approved a policy allowing some employees who aren't certified police officers carry guns in schools, but excluded teachers from those who can be armed. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

Cobb County’s school board approved a policy Thursday night that would let “certain personnel” carry guns in schools. The policy would not include teachers.

The move was met with protests from some in the audience and parents continue to raise concern about the move.

Employees would have to be authorized by the district to carry a weapon and would be required to complete firearms training.

Lawsuit claims sexual assault at immigrant detention facility…

Attorneys and immigrant rights groups have filed a federal complaint on behalf of four immigrant women who say they were sexually assaulted by the same nurse while detained at Stewart Detention Center in Southwest Georgia.

Still not out of Forest Cove…

The city of Atlanta has spent months on an effort to relocate residents from Forest Cove, a dilapidated apartment complex in south Atlanta. But only a couple dozen families have actually moved.

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens led an event to try and speed up the process earlier this week.

And hear more on WABE’s in-depth reporting on the people of Forest Cove who say they feel forgotten by their landlord and the government.

A number to save lives…

Georgians experiencing a mental health or addiction crisis now have a new hotline. The number 988 is designed to immediately connect callers to trained counselors.

Also in this episode…

— WABE’s politics team breaks down voting laws and if there is a way to help those who believe false claims of voter fraud see the truth in our podcast Georgia Votes 2022.

— Emil Moffatt looks at how one Georgia company is trying to make sure our technology is stable during an emergency in WABE Tech Cast.

— DorMiya Vance looks at how one Clayton County youth center is trying to recruit new employees during a staffing shortage.