"I want to thank law enforcement (FBI, GBI, DeKalb County Police, DeKalb County School System Police, and the DeKalb Sheriff's Department) for their professional and timely response to this crisis. Due to their efforts, a potentially tragic outcome was avoided. I want to thank the parents who supported the District and waited at Wal-Mart through this collaborative effort as we worked to ensure that the safety of our students was paramount.
"The District has taken measures to allow for Ronald McNair Discovery Learning Academy to maintain its core business of teaching and learning, and all classes for the students will continue at McNair High School on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Student transportation will continue as normal to McNair High School located at 1804 Bouldercrest Road, SE Atlanta 30316; however, any student unable to attend school [Wednesday] will receive an excused absence. A crisis intervention team and counselors will be on site to assist students and staff as needed. If there are any additional concerns, please contact Regional Superintendent Rachel Zeigler at 678-438-4298."