The false alarm at Ridgeview Charter School on opening day of the new school year speaks to the Department of Homeland Security’s campaign, “If You See Something Say Something.”
On Aug. 15, a suspicious plastic case reported by a school staff member turned out to be harmless. Nevertheless, as we approach Sept. 11, Sandy Springs Police urge citizens to always be vigilant and aware of alarming activity.
The Department of Homeland Security Campaign is sensitive to civil rights and liberties. They emphasize that race, ethnicity, national origin and religious affiliation alone are not suspicious. However, an unattended backpack or item –such as the unusual plastic case at Ridgeview Charter School- should be reported, as well as a person trying to enter an unrestricted area.
For any questions or concerns on what is deemed ‘suspicious’ call the Sandy Springs Police at 770-551-6900.