Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
October 10, 2007
Albany-- It's a frightening occurrence that makes headlines all too often--a school shooting. It happened again Wednesday in Cleveland, Ohio leaving five people injured and the young gunman dead. Many parents may wonder--could that happen here?
Just after 1 Wednesday afternoon, a violent disturbance at SuccessTech High School in Cleveland. Two teachers and two students are wounded after a 14-year-old went on a shooting rampage.
"It's disappointing, disappointing," said Monroe High School Principal Deloris Spears.
Spears heard the news late Wednesday afternoon. Even miles away, it strikes a chord. "A safe and orderly environment is the foundation for learning," said Spears.
The 14-year-old shooter was recently suspended from school but returned with weapons. Principal Spears says measures are in place to prevent weapons from coming through Monroe's doors.
"We believe in a safe and orderly environment and daily we use metal detectors at the door to check bookbags," said Spears. Along with metal detectors, random checks are conducted on lockers. Two School Resource Officers are also always on duty to help out with any potential threat to safety.
"They're visible. They help monitor. We call on them when there is a need," said Spears. Officers are on duty at all four Dougherty County high schools and middle schools. They are also on call if needed at elementary schools. Spears hopes they're never needed for something like what happened in Ohio.
"Students have to feel safe. Parents must believe that their children are safe," said Spears.
The safe feel of a classroom was broken in Cleveland, a feeling no one wants to experience.
The two teachers and two students who were shot are expected to be okay. Another student hurt her knee as she ran from the building. The 14-year-old gunman was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.