Atlanta Police are investigating an incident at the Midtown campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) after a student assaulted a teacher then jumped from a window Tuesday afternoon. According to the AJC, the student was seriously injured, and the teacher suffered minor injuries, according to Officer Anthony Grant. No details on the incident have been released by police.
Atlanta City Councilmember Antonio Brown introduced a resolution at Monday’s council meeting requesting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) test for the presence of lead in City Council Districts 3, 9 and 10. The request includes residential and commercial properties in zip codes 30311, 30313, 30314 and 30318. The resolution was immediately adopted by the council. The EPA is currently investigating possible lead soil contamination in some of Brown’s Westside neighborhoods after an Emory University doctoral student discovered elevated levels in the area. Brown wants to expand the study to include residents who live in the districts represented by Council members Dustin Hillis and Andrea Boone. The soil testing, which is being provided to residents and property owners at no cost, includes 360 properties between Joseph E. Boone Boulevard, Chestnut Street, Cameron Alexander Boulevard and the old CSX rail line. Brown is also asking the EPA to test water sources on the Westside for possible lead contamination.