‘I Couldn’t Stop Crying’: Georgia Parents, Teachers Cope with Texas School Shooting

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EDUCATION
POLITICS & POLICY
SOCIAL SERVICES
8 min read
1577 words
Beau Evans
Jun 02, 2022
Key Points
  • Georgia since 2014 has been struck by 137 mass shootings involving at least four victims that have left 530 people injured and 149 dead.
  • Many parents are angry over how easy it is to buy semi-automatic rifles like the Georgia-made weapon used in last week’s Texas attack.
  • Others say it’s time to make sure every Georgia community has rapid access to mental-health services on a regular basis.
State Rep. Rebecca Mitchell, a Georgia mother of four, remembers the breakfast table on the day after 19 students and two teachers were murdered at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. She was about to send her 8-year-old son to his last day of first grade at his Gwinnett County school last Wednesday, just as ...

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