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Regional Roundup: Atlanta School Shooting, Sun Glare Blamed for Wreck, and How to Deal with Coyotes

A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.

 - East Atlanta Patch

A student was shot and a teacher injured Thursday afternoon at Price Middle School in southeast Atlanta.

A juvenile suspect was quickly apprehended by a school resource officer and taken into custody, Atlanta police said. A small-caliber handgun was recovered. It appeared the victim and suspect knew each other and had argued earlier.

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Sun Glare Blamed for 3-Vehicle Wreck - Monroe Patch

A three-vehicle wreck in Monroe early Thursday morning resulted in a 34-year-old Loganville man being transported to Athens Regional Hospital, according to Georgia State Patrol officials.

One of the involved drivers said he was blinded by the early morning sun and did not see the two vehicles stopped on the side of the road.

Read more on Monroe Patch.

 

Coyote Strategies Discussed at Meeting - Dunwoody Patch

Three speakers talked about the metro Atlanta coyote problem Tuesday night at the Church of the Epiphany.

Mary A. Paglieri, a consultant with the Little Blue Society in the San Francisco area, a group that specializes in human-animal conflict resolution, said behavior modification is the only way to go.

"They will avoid things that are pretty much new," she said. "If they come into your back yard frequently, you need to modify your habitat. ... You start with the minimum of scare tactics and you escalate."

Visit Dunwoody Patch for more on this story.

 

Dead Body Found on I-85 in Norcross Area - Norcross Patch

Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian on Interstate 85 North between Pleasantdale Road and Jimmy Carter Boulevard.

Around 11:10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, a Corrections Work Detail was cleaning debris off Dawson Boulevard and Graves Road when they discovered a dead body. The body was discovered next to a concrete barrier near a small ravine and could not be seen off the interstate. 

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