After the terrible scare in Decatur, parents know there are brave and wonderful employees in the schools like bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff. But the helplessness can be overwhelming. One parent expressed her frustration:
Parents were told to pick up their children at a Wal-Mart near Gresham Road and Interstate 20. Hundreds of anxious parents swarmed the parking lot of retrieve their children, which they couldn’t do until they presented photo ID.
A mother named Kimberly said she now fears sending her daughter to school. “It makes me want to home school my daughter,” Kimberly said. “I understand that my child is safe right now. But the fact that somebody can come into the school and have a weapon and me not be able to get to her, and hold her, and comfort her, because I don’t know what’s going on with her,” Kimberly said. “So, it kind of makes me just keep my daughter at home and home school her.”
Read more at the Atlanta Black Star.