The tragedy in Connecticut has already led to changes in Gwinnett County.
Extra officers patrolled the schools Monday to take care of any safety issues, but they're also working to deal with potential psychological issues.
Schools had extra security set up inside and outside the buildings. The main goal was of course to prevent any problems, but also to just make students and parents feel better.
Jorge Quintana is with the Gwinnett County School District.
"When they see that we are working together with police we hope they know we're being proactive and we're listening to them. We're all working together to insure safety of our students," said Quintana.
But safety is just one of Gwinnett County's concerns. It's also worried about what a tragedy like this could do to the students' minds.
"For an incident like this one, even though it happened many miles away our councilors are aware that there will be people who need additional support so they are on the lookout," said Quintana.
They're looking for students like Rebecca Heugh, who turned to counseling for an outlet.
"It was very nice to know that they weren't just there because they had to be, but because they wanted to know more and they were supportive of that," said Heugh.
She was there for a separate issue after her best friend was killed last week, but she said the tragedy in Connecticut created some of the same issues for other students and that the counseling really helped.
"It was comforting to have someone to talk to and show that support," said Heugh.
The counseling is designed for the students but school officials said it's not just for the kids.
"If a parent wanted to come in and talk to someone to get advice on how to talk to students about an incident such as this one, our councilors are available," said Quintana.
Gwinnett County school officials said their main focus is on the next three days and making it to winter break. They will reevaluate the situation after the break to see if the extra staff is still needed.
Copyright 2012 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:39 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:39:41 GMT
A Decatur woman who was out with friends in Nashville, Tennessee during a bachelorette party is recovering at the Shepherd Spinal Center in Atlanta, after being hit by a suspected drunk driver the nightMore >
A Decatur woman who was out with friends in Nashville, Tennessee during a bachelorette party is recovering at the Shepherd Spinal Center in Atlanta, after being hit by a suspected drunk driver the night of the party.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:27 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:27:31 GMT
It only took a Fulton County jury one hour to reach a guilty verdict against Michael Parson, 40. Prosecutors said Michael Parson shot his wife Adina eight times outside their Sandy Springs home in AprilMore >
It only took a Fulton County jury one hour to reach a guilty verdict against Michael Parson, 40. More >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:26:07 GMT
Palmetto police department is investigating an attempted abduction that occurred Wednesday afternoon. A 13 year old male got off of the school bus along Carlton Road and stated to police that a man approachedMore >
Palmetto Police Department is investigating an attempted abduction that occurred Wednesday afternoon. A 13-year-old male got off of the school bus along Carlton Road and stated to police that a man approached him and pulled him into a green Ford pickup truck.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:04 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:04:40 GMT
MISSOURI CITY, TX (KPRC/CNN) - When a pregnant teacher in Texas collapsed, her coworkers rushed to help. The woman technically died, gave birth, and then was brought back to life. Erica Nigrelli, an EnglishMore >
A pregnant woman's heart stopped, and doctors performed an emergency c-section to rescue the baby and save the woman.More >