Parents to talk safety concerns at Atlanta Public Schools meeting

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  • Atlanta police officers watch as school buses line up outside Price Middle School on Jan. 31, 2013.

ATLANTA -- Atlanta parents will get a chance to voice their concerns over the safety of our schools at a meeting on Tuesday evening.

From 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., the meeting will be held at the Atlanta Public School District offices, which are located dowtown on Trinity Avenue. It will be in the Center for Learning and Leadership.

Given the recent shooting at Price Middle School, many questions are expected to be asked regarding school security. On Thursday, a 14-year-old student was grazed by a bullet in the school's courtyard.

Police arrested a 15-year-old student and charged him with aggravated assault.

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On Monday night, a basketball playoff game was held at Price Middle with extra security on hand, including metal detectors and undercover police officers. Parents said they were relieved that extra safety measures were taken for that game.

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"When I heard that the tournament was at Price Middle School, I was a little apprehensive, and the once I heard they had some security, I was like 'thank God'," Pamela Ferguson, a parent said.

Ferguson told 11Alive that extra security was right at the door, and she was glad they were enforcing the extra measures.

"I think they should do it everywhere," she said.

Another parent, Dandre Anderson said, "Just a week or two ago, the metal detector wasn't here, so I like the fact that Price is definitely reacting to what happened."

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Anderson said the school should make sure everyone is safe. 

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