Decatur High School announced increased security plans for home football games at a meeting last night, Sept. 6, according to a report from our affiliate CBS Atlanta. The move is in response to three armed robberies of students leaving the game on Aug. 30. The armed robbers were teens armed with a gun, and they targeted students for their iPhones, according to the police reports.

Dr. Phyllis Edwards, Superintendent of Decatur Schools, said the increased security plans are already in the works. She said DeKalb County Marshals will patrol the grounds in addition to the regular four off-duty officers at the games. Backpacks and bags will be banned from the stadium. Edwards said Georgia Power has already analyzed the lighting in around the stadium, and the school will improve dimly lit areas.

Read the full story and watch video on last night’s meeting at CBS Atlanta.

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Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.