By Kristi Reed
For the past few weeks, personnel from the Gwinnett Fire and Police departments have been preparing for a situation all involved hope will never happen.
Tragic events such as the Sandy Hook and Columbine school shootings have forced public safety personnel to rethink tactics for dealing with a situation involving a person or persons actively inflicting harm upon others. In the past, GCPD officers have trained to deal with an "active shooter" in small teams, now officers are training to immediately enter a facility and confront the perpetrator or perpetrators to stop the threat as quickly as possible to minimize casualties.
A Mountain View High School student is one of 2,500 students nationwide who were recently awarded a National Merit Scholarship Corporation College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship.
A Mountain View High School student is one of six Gwinnett County Public Schools students recently named as a 2014 National Merit Scholar.
The largest and most decorated Gwinnett County Public Schools class to date will receive diplomas this week.
A Bethlehem Elementary School fifth grader has been selected as the AAA School Safety Patroller of the Year for the state of Georgia.
Northern Gwinnett County news including the cities of Dacula, Ga. and Buford, Ga.