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Statement on Incident

Good Evening Benjamin E. Mays Community,

I come to you this evening to share information regarding an incident that occurred at our school's lower campus parking lot this afternoon. Shortly after dismissal, shots were fired from an unknown vehicle, striking four students. APS PD and Atlanta Fire Rescue immediately responded to the situation, and all victims were transported to the hospital and confirmed to have non-life-threatening injuries. No other students, faculty, or staff were injured. This matter continues to be under investigation.

All after-school activities have been canceled. The safety and security of our students and staff are paramount. We will keep you updated as we obtain new information.


Thank you for your continued support and trust.



Ramon Garner