New Security Measures Enforced at Grady High Football Stadium
ATLANTA - Officers could be seen at every corner of Grady High School's stadium Thursday night during the Junior Varsity game against South Atlanta High School, in light of last Friday's shooting.
"It makes me feel more secure. and my kid playing football is secure," said one parent.
The security measures are new stadium protocol implemented by APS officials. The superintendent discussed some of the new measures with FOX 5.
We had two incidents like this at Lakewood and Grady, in less than a year. And now it's time we take a stand," said APS Superintendent Maria Carstarphen.
Carstarphen said officers will be increasingly visible in parking lots, at entrances, and outside the stadium. There are future plans for officers on segways or golf carts to better respond to emergencies.
Measures for crowd control will soon be implemented, from increasing workers to manage ticket lines and changing the times for back-to-back games.
"Tempers stay calm. We can move things along where there's not big crowds building," Carstarphen said.
APS is working on a security plan along with Atlanta Police.