WABE's Week In Review: Cobb schools to allow 'some personnel' to carry guns, immigrants at Stewart claim sexual abuse by staff nurse
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.
Cobb County — Georgia’s second-largest school district — on Thursday approved a policy allowing some employees who aren’t certified police officers to carry guns in schools, but excluded teachers from those who can be armed.https://t.co/CyItZSwawk— WABE News (@wabenews) July 15, 2022
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.
Attorneys and immigrant rights groups have filed a federal complaint to the Dept. of Homeland Security and DOJ on behalf of four immigrant women who say they were sexually assaulted by the same nurse while detained at Stewart Detention Center in Georgia.https://t.co/sXqP54KrfI— WABE News (@wabenews) July 15, 2022
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.
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.
There's news now that the HUD-subsidized Forest Cove complex may be demolished, after years of tenants waiting in unsafe conditions for a renovation. This is the story of how that happened over the past year through one resident: a woman named Ms. Peaches. https://t.co/jgLAfC2IBc— Stephannie Stokes (@stephannnnie) February 8, 2022
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.
Beginning Saturday, Georgians experiencing a mental health or addiction crisis will have a new three-digit hotline they can call for help: 988. ☎️https://t.co/ue5gFAf7Cs— WABE News (@wabenews) July 15, 2022
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.