Child safety lock threaded through a semiautomatic pistol
Credit: Robin Kemp/The Clayton Crescent

Parents and others who own firearms are invited to a free gun safety workshop tonight at 6 p.m. at Jonesboro High School’s Media Center, 7728 Mt. Zion Blvd. in Jonesboro.

School Board District 6 member Mary Baker is hosting the free workshop, along with CCPS Police Chief Reynard Walker, Clayton County Police Chief Kevin Roberts, District Attorney Tasha Mosley, District 74 State Rep. Yasmin Neal, and Daphne Jordan of Packing Pretty Firearms, LLC.

Participants will learn about gun safety at home, gun safety laws, gun safety locks, school safety in general, and CCPS’ safety app. You also can take home free gun safety locks and other materials while supplies last.

The event is open to all CCPS schools, not just Jonesboro High School, as well as to all families and citizens in Clayton County—whether or not you have a child attending Clayton County Schools.

Recent studies show that firearms are the leading cause of death for children under 18 and that children who bring guns to school usually get them from home. Here’s more from PBS NewsHour:

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Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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