Throughout our school visits today, APS has been aware of a bomb threat at Long Middle School this morning. The school was evacuated for a short time and students were relocated temporarily to the South Atlanta educational complex.
I’ve been kept abreast of this issue throughout the day by my safety and security team. The APS security staff, along with the Atlanta Police Department managed the situation, including a thorough bomb sweep of the entire campus.
The threat is now over and the entire school is safe for occupancy. Students have now been taken back to the Long Middle School campus for the remainder of the day. Atlanta Public Schools has notified the families of all Long students.
I know that these types of incidents are unsettling to parents and to our students. I want you to feel safe and secure her in our district and I am committing and working to making these types of daily incidents a story of yesterday. Thank you for your patience as we shape a new culture in APS.