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Statement on Price Middle School shooting from Dr. John Barge

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State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge released the following statement today regarding yesterday’s shooting at Price Middle School:
“We continue to keep the community at Price Middle School in our thoughts and prayers as they begin healing from yesterday’s shooting. The incident shows that a trained school resource officer can help save lives and diffuse a violent situation. We must do everything we can to protect our students. Schools remain some of the safest places in the country and in Georgia, and SROs help make them even safer. It is my desire to find partnerships to ensure there are trained SROs in every school in the state.”