This week, in response to recent crime targeting City Schools of Decatur students, CSD sent a letter to parents, students, staff and stakeholders outlining new safety measures implemented for Friday's varsity football game at Decatur High School.
The undefeated Decatur Bulldogs, 3-0, take on Clarkston, 1-3, in a game set to kickoff at 7:30 p.m. It’s the first home game since armed gunmen targeted DHS students following the Aug. 30 game against Grady High.
The safety measures include the addition of police officers staffed at the game and increased lighting at the front and the back of the campus.
But it also includes a request that fans refrain from bringing bags or purses into the stadium.
Some have argued that since the robberies occurred outside the stadium, limiting game attendees from bringing their bag or purse isn’t helping. Others have opined that metal detectors would work better.
What do you think – are the safety measures taken by CSD enough? Are they too much? Have the DHS robberies and other pedestrian crime made you think twice about what you take with you when you venture out or even what time of the day or night you will walk the city streets?