ATLANTA — Dr. Mike Looney began his first day as Fulton County Schools new superintendent.

The former marine and father of four comes from Williamson County Schools in Tennessee where he served more than four years.

During a meet and greet event Dr. Looney discussed what issues he plans to tackle, including the rise of vaping among minors.

Dr. Looney says he’ll take a hard stance on the growing trend and hopes the community will support.

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"As a school district, we’re absolutely committed to doing our part but it’s going to take parents, it's going to take the sellers of these products to change their marketing strategies,” said Looney.

While he’s worked in public education for more than 25 years, Dr. Looney says he realizes Fulton County is unique.

"We can do this together, it’s going to take teamwork,” said Dr. Looney.

The former marine says he has immediate goals for the district and looks forward to the future with Fulton County Schools.

“My first order of business is getting ready for the upcoming school year, closing out the budget, and making sure the board’s vision is honored,” said Dr. Looney.

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