Polling Place At Cobb School To Be Open Late After Lockdown

Polling Place At Cobb School To Be Open Late After Lockdown

SMYRNA, GA — Teasley Elementary School was briefly locked down Tuesday morning when a man’s cell phone holster was mistakenly identified as a gun holster. Initial reports were that a man was seen walking toward the school with a gun, but now police say there was no weapon involved. However, the school is also a polling place for Tuesday’s Georgia runoff election, and a Cobb County judge has ordered the Vinings 2 precinct to remain open for 20 minutes after statewide polls close at 7 pm.

While the report turned out to be a false alarm, it kept voters from casting ballots for 20 minutes. Senior Judge George Kreeger ordered the Vinings 2 Precinct at Teasley Elementary to remain open until 7:20 pm, "in order to allow any voter who may not have been able to cast their vote due to the lockdown, may be able to cast their vote."

"Out of an abundance of caution Teasley Elementary School was placed on lockdown early this morning," a school system spokesperson said. "Administrators had been given reports of a possible danger in a nearby neighborhood that proved to be false. All students and staff are safe and the school day is proceeding as normal."

The school soon resumed classes as normal.

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