In late October last year, a Trickum Middle School student stabbed his eighth-grade teacher with an eight-inch butcher knife.
The first person to respond to the scene was Trickum Middle School Resource Officer Nicolette McLeod-Pinnock. When she intervened, the stabber grabbed another student. McLeod-Pinnock was able to diffuse the situation and disarm the student without escalating the already violent scene.
Gwinnett County Public Schools bus drivers Cindy Johnston, Sandy Purcell and Dee Walls always thought if they ever had to use CPR during work hours, it would be to save a student.
“All the drivers here are (CPR) certified for the kids on the bus, so that’s where you think you’re going to use it,” Johnston said. “You think maybe even a student in a class — you don’t think you’re going to use it on a coworker.”
Camp Creek Elementary School thought it had a new playground in place the summer before the 2018-19 school year, but parents, educators and students were ultimately disappointed.
The Camp Creek parent-teacher association partnered with the the school system to remove and replace an old play structure dedicated to its pre-K students, but the new one that was installed that summer was deemed inappropriate based on size specifications for the age of the toddlers playing on it.
After two years of hard work and dedication, a project of passion by some Grayson High School students is complete.
Members of Grayson High’s National Art Honor Society put the finishing touches on a mural and presented it to the Gwinnett County Police Department recently, according to a news release.
Two rows of Lovin Elementary School second-graders sat entranced as they listened to Gwinnett County beekeeper Dave Collins talk about some of the characteristics of bees.
At one point he held up two photos. One showed a grocery store full of produce. The other showed what a store that had no produce looked like as an illustration of what the world would be like if there were no bees or other pollinators in the world.
Dacula High School senior and student body president Sydney Benson said there’s a rivalry element to the annual Friday Night Food Fight, when clusters go head-to-head to see which can raise the most food for a local food pantry or co-op.
“Everybody gets kind of pumped for the rivalry aspect, but it is something we can look forward to,” Benson said. “We can beat Mountain View even if we don’t beat them during the football game.”