19-year-old, 16-year-old killed in fiery crash in Peachtree City

The car the teens had been riding in was still burning when police arrived, and the SUV had caught fire, as well, police said.Police were not able to rescue the teens from their car, but said the driver of the SUV was able to get himself and his children out of the vehicle before it caught fire. One of the occupants of the SUV had non-life-threatening injuries due to the crash.VACCINES ARE AVAILABLE to ANY ELIGIBLE GEORGIAN at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium Community Vaccination Center. nnWe have…Posted by Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency (AFCEMA) on Sunday, March 21, 2021″,”provider_url”:”https://www.facebook.com”,”_id”:”https://www.facebook.com/AFCEMA/posts/4132384243450253&locale=en_US”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616370732487},”provider_name”:”Facebook”,”type”:”facebook-post”,”version”:”1.0″},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”ZL5ZS7LDZJBT5B7JWPSXIBDWPU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616355368104},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In Georgia, vaccines are currently open to those older than 55 years of age; people over 16 with certain medical conditions; teachers and daycare workers; disabled adults; and adults with sick children. 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The church has previously condemned the deadly shooting, calling it “antithetical to everything that we believe and teach as a church.””},{“_id”:”MZTU7G73WRAJJI2CSHDWR3OMJQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616347297432},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“No blame can be placed upon the victims,” the church said. “He alone is responsible for his evil actions and desires. The women that he solicited for sexual acts are not responsible for his perverse sexual desires nor do they bear any blame in these murders. These actions are the result of a sinful heart and depraved mind for which Aaron is completely responsible.””},{“_id”:”VKBZRFFSPNEH3NKG5TS3ZEZQGI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616347297433},”type”:”text”,”content”:”— Please return to AJC.com today for more news in the spa shootings.”},{“_id”:”FLIWYPUQCJCEJLAPFCZOD37ROY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616347297434},”type”:”text”,”content”:””},{“_id”:”YZCIIT3YUZC5FEN3ZJEIP7QZD4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616347297435},”type”:”text”,”content”:””},{“_id”:”PUP3UKS3NVAMTCVTIB37236K2A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616347297436},”type”:”text”,”content”:””},{“_id”:”HTOZMVJQVVHZZF33R36PXVLTPM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616347297437},”type”:”text”,”content”:””}],”display_date”:”2021-03-21T16:48:15.197Z”,”headlines”:{“basic”:”North Fulton church removes accused spa shooter from membership roster”},”first_publish_date”:”2021-03-21T16:48:15.197Z”,”taxonomy”:{“sections”:[{“path”:”/news”,”parent”:{“default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”_website”:”ajc”,”parent_id”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”name”:”News”,”description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”_id”:”/news”,”additional_properties”:{“original”:{“parent”:{“default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”BottomNav”:null,”TopNavRedesign”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”SectionMap”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”LoggedOutMenu”:null,”TopNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”ComposerNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”site”:{“site_url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/”,”section_comments_enabled”:”Yes”,”site_description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”site_title”:”Atlanta GA News | Top News Page”},”navigation”:{“nav_title”:”News”},”inactive”:false,”node_type”:”section”,”_website”:”ajc”,”name”:”News”,”Sponsor”:{“sponsor_url_open_new_tab”:”true”,”sponsor_desktop_banner”:””,”sponsor_mobile_banner”:””,”sponsor_url”:””},”_id”:”/news”,”ancestors”:{“default”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”BottomNav”:[],”TopNavRedesign”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”SectionMap”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”LoggedOutMenu”:[]},”order”:{“default”:1001,”TopNavRedesign”:1001,”SectionMap”:1015,”TopNav”:1001,”ComposerNav”:1164}}},”_website_section_id”:”ajc./news”,”type”:”section”,”version”:”0.6.0″}],”tags”:[{“text”:”breaking-news.ajc”},{“text”:”crime-news.ajc”},{“text”:”publicsafety.ajc”},{“text”:”atlanta-now”},{“text”:”Atlanta spa shootings”},{“text”:”cherokee county”},{“text”:”atlanta-news-metro.ajc”},{“text”:”atlanta-neighborhoods.ajc”},{“text”:”intown atlanta”},{“text”:”fulton county”}],”primary_section”:{“path”:”/news”,”name”:”News”}},”type”:”story”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-03-21T18:17:42.702Z”,”canonical_url”:”/news/breaking-north-fulton-church-removes-accused-spa-shooter-from-membership-roster/SE7WKEMI25DP7I7PU3YPCVHAXY/”,”promo_items”:{“basic”:{“subtitle”:”Crabapple First Baptist Church, where the Atlanta shooting suspect Robert Aaron Long was an active member, in Milton, Ga., March 17, 2021. 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The victim, who has not been identified, was rushed to the hospital.”},{“_id”:”BHEECQ4ED5BEPF7MPB6TL3KQBU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616266983443},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The juvenile suffered internal injuries to his liver, kidney, and colon, all of which have required surgery,” McClure’s warrant said.”},{“_id”:”PUXVCKQCEBFPRMMPDABRWWODCU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616266983444},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Several bullets also struck the nearby HD Supply office building, shattering windows and causing significant damage inside, Cobb police said.”},{“_id”:”NJODPZDHFVHEXDWPQZ5BQBRVOU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616266983445},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The bullets damaged multiple windows as well as the property inside as the bullets passed through the office,” McClure’s warrant said. “The manager estimated the cost to repair or replace all damaged items at $100,000.””},{“_id”:”WWITYDXDQZEPPEHRM6OQLR36SY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616266983446},”type”:”text”,”content”:”McClure faces four felonies, including aggravated assault, aggravated battery, cruelty to children and criminal damage to property, online records show. 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Hyun Jung Grant, 51, was a single mother who taught her son to moonwalk while she vacuumed.”},{“_id”:”EG5HP5LXTVENJD6PU7QHUXX2BU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616253870998},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The suspect’s church is condemning his actions and is seeking to expel him while his former halfway house roommate and 911 call recordings are shedding more light on his background.”},{“_id”:”ACOQXPUNGNBSBCSJK3I7FECLLE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616194412316},”type”:”text”,”content”:”During his Friday visit with Vice President Kamala Harris, President Joe Biden called for new criminal penalties to protect Asian Americans and others targeted by a “rise of hate crimes exacerbated during the pandemic.” Speaking at Emory University, Biden appeared to reference former President Donald Trump’s tendency to describe the coronavirus with racist slurs.”},{“_id”:”MWPZ2XH755CA5CTEBJHE5ISJYM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616194412317},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“They’ve been attacked, blamed, scapegoated, harassed,” Biden said of Asian Americans. “We’re learning again what we’ve always known. Words have consequences. It’s the coronavirus. Full stop.””},{“_id”:”FPZ7P43EH5HNJBGSF4HT46I47I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616253871001},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The first vice president of Asian descent, Harris declared “a harm against any one of us is a harm against all of us.””},{“_id”:”F57YQQIBE5F6BCGCUACG637RZI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616253871002},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Racism is real in America, and it has always been,” said Harris, whose mother was born in India. “Xenophobia is real in America, and always has been. Sexism, too.””},{“_id”:”Z7RSMPMMANG6BESHAUBHS67VYI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616194412319},”type”:”text”,”content”:”‘Religious to the point of mania’”},{“_id”:”MI2TRU37BZAGLPKWDMBRAVAZPU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616253871004},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The suspect’s parents helped police catch him. A man called 911 Tuesday after the first shootings at Young’s Asian Massage in Acworth and said a man seen in surveillance footage could be his son and that he had “a tracker on his phone,” according to emergency call recordings. Another anonymous caller, the recordings show, told a 911 dispatcher that the suspect had been kicked out of his parents’ house.”},{“_id”:”ESWGK2MOMFEPJBUTEW7VLFVTF4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616194412314},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Robert Aaron Long, 21, has been charged with aggravated assault in addition to eight counts of murder; one shooting victim is recovering. Long, once an avid churchgoer who has been baptized twice, told police he was battling a sex addiction, had previously visited the Atlanta spas and had attacked them to eliminate his temptations. He was apprehended about 150 miles south of Atlanta on his way to Florida, where he told police he intended to attack the porn industry.”},{“_id”:”T4HBXKA6ZRELBJZ7KVUQBLBASI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616253871006},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Long once checked himself into a rehab clinic for sexual addiction and was so intent on avoiding pornography that he blocked websites from his computer and only used a flip phone as he worried about falling “out of God’s grace,” The New York Times reported. Those details come from the newspaper’s interview with Tyler Bayless, who said he lived with Long in a halfway house near Atlanta for about five months beginning in August of 2019.”},{“_id”:”BJXFTLD7XBC4JDAAUUOJGSTROU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616194412321},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Bayless wrote about the shootings on Facebook Wednesday, saying they were “the product of an emotionally disturbed young man who was religious to the point of mania and who felt deep shame about why he frequented these places.””},{“_id”:”LVNFEW7SJNHIFLPWS52SYEOGQI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616194412322},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I wonder how this would have gone [if] he had been in an environment where he wasn’t repeatedly told how sinful he was for the things that drove him,” wrote Bayless, who did not respond to requests from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for comment.”},{“_id”:”GJMJV25WRBECLNGB3HI2BF3L3Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616194412323},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In January 2019, Long’s parents filed a missing person’s report with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. Aaron had gone to his girlfriend’s home in Chattanooga and was expected home by 10 p.m., police records show. But at 12:30 a.m. the following morning, Long texted them saying he was not coming home because he “wanted a fresh start.””},{“_id”:”ZSOJ5XDXL5E4NNIPY6YR7OLBCM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616194412325},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Long’s church condemns the shootings”},{“_id”:”5QY2BZLRPVDWJP54GDWC6H5J6Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616194412326},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Long joined a pair of Christian groups — First Priority and Fellowship of Christian Athletes — while at Sequoyah High School in Canton, school yearbooks show. He worshipped at Crabapple First Baptist Church in North Fulton County. In a 2018 video posted on the church’s Facebook page, Long discussed how the biblical parable of the prodigal son led him to rededicate his life to Jesus Christ.”},{“_id”:”6LOKATEJ6VBD5NDUVBV5MAXHEA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616194412328},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The son goes off and squanders all that he has and lives completely for himself and then, when he finds he’s wanting to eat pig food, he realized there’s something wrong and he goes back to his father and his father runs back to him and embraces him,” he says on the video. “And by the grace of God I was able to draw the connection there and realize this is a story between what happened with me and God. I ran away living completely for myself, and he still wants me, and so that’s when I was saved.””},{“_id”:”75JNG5CXIBDLVIDGWEUZMQCY5U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616194412329},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The church released a statement Friday, saying it was acting to remove Long from its membership “since we can no longer affirm that he is truly a regenerate believer in Jesus Christ.””},{“_id”:”K7SETI6SABEKPNWAS5UUEMLDTE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616253871014},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We want to be clear that this extreme and wicked act is nothing less than rebellion against our Holy God and His Word,” the statement says. “Aaron’s actions are antithetical to everything that we believe and teach as a church. In the strongest possible terms, we condemn the actions of Aaron Long as well as his stated reasons for carrying out this wicked plan. The shootings were a total repudiation of our faith and practice, and such actions are completely unacceptable and contrary to the gospel.””},{“_id”:”UD3RM43LCVG5PG5DY5LYTZT7ZY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616194412332},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Purity culture”},{“_id”:”P62KYHZ4LNCR5NR5ZNLTIM2JMU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616253871016},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The “purity culture” embedded in the youth programs of conservative churches creates a cognitive dissonance for teens, said Ryan Clark, a Decatur minister who explores topics of religion and sexuality in the podcast “Touch.””},{“_id”:”Z3H3KHF5KJFYLOUT7O5DETPHXY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616194412333},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Their hormones are raging, but they want to please the Lord,” he said. “In some kids’ minds it causes an existential crisis. Either I’m being controlled by the devil or I have some sort of demon, because all the hard work I’m doing isn’t working.””},{“_id”:”WOQMNMYJPFEMNE32OPXV4YNRVU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616194412334},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The emphasis on chastity in the evangelical churches grew in the 1980s and 1990s as a reaction to societal changes pastors saw as challenging to their moral authority, including the availability of birth control, legalization of abortion and feminism, Clark said. In the 1990s and 2000s, massive Christian rock festivals drew thousands of young people to hear a message stressing the importance of sexual purity.”},{“_id”:”WVHJOJ7PTFADTOA5BFU5IWIOEA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616194412335},”type”:”text”,”content”:”This stress of sublimating sexual urges is complemented in many conservative churches with teachings that both place women on a pedestal and make them subservient to men, he said. The stresses caused by this mixture of sex and religion can have toxic results, he said.”},{“_id”:”3DA5QYID5FFMXG3ZQ4F5C4RAIY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616194412336},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Clark added that “oftentimes in evangelical churches if all the Christian stuff you do doesn’t cure you of your sexual desire, you will label yourself — sometimes with help of a minister — as a sexual addict.””},{“_id”:”LSKNXHGKBBDHHFEQZSMBMKFHPU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616194412337},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Most evangelical protestant churches teach that salvation is permanent, so Long’s decision to be rebaptized is unusual. However, Clark said such attempts by teens to “rededicate their lives to the Lord” can be driven by sexual impulses or experiences and “wanting to wipe the shame of that out.””},{“_id”:”2RPNGJPCMJHPXPSMIWTIKC2VMU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616253871022},”type”:”text”,”content”:”‘None of those people deserved what happened to them’”},{“_id”:”3OZGFNKZHZAGBGZ3KKKN5AOCZU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616253871023},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Yong Ae Yue loved kids and grandkids, soap operas, reading, feeding hungry people and doting over a Shih Tzu named Iyong. Her two sons remembered her Friday in front of her home in Duluth where they had gathered to make arrangements and grieve since she was killed Tuesday.”},{“_id”:”GVSYOC6PMFBPTCZIPZ5C5CLZMY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616253871024},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Yue worked at one of the Piedmont Road spas. She gave people flowers, gifts, money to cover bills. It didn’t much matter what you needed, said Yue’s two sons. She did what she could, even if it was just care. Born in Korea, Yue moved to Georgia in the 1980s with her husband, a U.S. Army soldier she’d met back home.”},{“_id”:”2RPNGJPCMJHPXPSMIWTIKC2VMU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616253871025},”type”:”text”,”content”:””My mother didn’t do anything wrong,” said Robert Peterson, 38, who was born at Fort Benning. “And she deserves the recognition that she is a human, she’s a community person like everyone else. None of those people deserved what happened to them.””},{“owner”:{“sponsored”:false,”id”:”ajc”},”address”:{},”syndication”:{},”caption”:”Family photo”,”source”:{“system”:”photo center”,”name”:”AJC”,”edit_url”:”https://ajc.arcpublishing.com/photo/UHKY6UK3NRGYFFHIIMA6A6A4AE”,”source_type”:”staff”,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”taxonomy”:{“associated_tasks”:[]},”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/UHKY6UK3NRGYFFHIIMA6A6A4AE.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”credits”:{“affiliation”:[]},”subtitle”:”Yong Ae Yue and sons Elliott Peterson and Robert Peterson”,”width”:584,”_id”:”UHKY6UK3NRGYFFHIIMA6A6A4AE”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/XFQxEzzlwxUnIwU8KscusfpoYCg=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/UHKY6UK3NRGYFFHIIMA6A6A4AE.jpg”,”owner”:”[email protected]”,”comments”:[],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/XFQxEzzlwxUnIwU8KscusfpoYCg=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/UHKY6UK3NRGYFFHIIMA6A6A4AE.jpg”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/UHKY6UK3NRGYFFHIIMA6A6A4AE.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/XFQxEzzlwxUnIwU8KscusfpoYCg=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/UHKY6UK3NRGYFFHIIMA6A6A4AE.jpg”,”ingestionMethod”:”manual”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/G4LFSLDztTb_Gq9SDiq5J7Us_M8=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/UHKY6UK3NRGYFFHIIMA6A6A4AE.jpg”,”version”:0,”originalName”:”Yong Ae Yue and sons Elliott Peterson and Robert Peterson.jpg”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”template_id”:594,”galleries”:[],”_id”:”V43QJVBGXFBKTDJIFKPSX5TXL4″},”created_date”:”2021-03-20T15:31:19Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-03-20T15:31:19Z”,”height”:584,”image_type”:”photograph”},{“_id”:”NE6ITDAG7VAXZLF3TYRFRQRXP4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616194412318},”type”:”text”,”content”:”On Friday, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office identified Yue and three other women killed at two Atlanta spas on Piedmont Road: Hyun Jung Grant, 51; Suncha Kim, 69 and Soon Chung Park, 74. The victims at an Acworth spa have been identified as Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33; Paul Andre Michels, 54; Xiaojie Tan, 49; and Daoyou Feng, 44. Elcias Hernandez-Ortiz, 30, was in stable condition Wednesday.”},{“_id”:”FEHFRYSBLJBK5DBVJ3MY4BFE2A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616253871027},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Yaun and her husband went to the Cherokee spa Tuesday for their first date night since welcoming a baby girl about eight months ago. Her husband survived as the gunman left, headed to kill in Atlanta.”},{“_id”:”J77SUSRFPVDJJOXICRMXFXB4CM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616253871028},”type”:”text”,”content”:””Boy, I’m going to miss her,” Yaun’s grandfather James Yaun Sr. said, standing in his Bartow County doorway, not far from her home. “She was about the only company I had over here.””},{“_id”:”JIDJPBSAI5E5JGR7YYVB2CV5S4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616253871029},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He was proud of her, how she worked so hard to provide for her two children. She worked full time at Waffle House and for several years also supervised a roofing crew.”},{“_id”:”RZ2RZDZYAJHGRHPMJJMTLVBSKA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616253871030},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Kim liked line dancing and had been married more than 50 years, her family told The Times. She immigrated from Korea so her family would have better lives. At 74, Park was the oldest victim. She had lived in New York before before moving to Atlanta.”},{“_id”:”GSK3B4GYZJAXFDKFKIBMUFQV4M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616253871031},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Grant, who lived in Duluth, was a single mother to two young men who say they had no other family in America. She worked at one of the Piedmont Road spas. Randy Park, 23, her eldest, told The Associated Press his mom taught him to moonwalk while vacuuming and liked to sing loud in the car with them.”},{“_id”:”L6PAPCBHSZHVXHBR2L66GXZQMI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616253871032},”type”:”text”,”content”:””She was one of my best friends and the strongest influence on who we are today,” Park wrote on a GoFundMe page he set up to cover arrangements for his mom and help him and his brother get by.”},{“_id”:”JG77BSW2BBFKZI63EKRVDALN4U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616253871033},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The brothers had blown past their $20,000 goal with more than $2.3 million as of midday Saturday.”},{“_id”:”HPH5CW5QL5EFTCUC4TIEWW5FVI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616253871034},”type”:”text”,”content”:””Thank you everyone so much,” Park wrote after the fundraiser went viral. “This doesn’t represent even a fragment of how I feel. 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That won’t stop the pollen, though, after a warm and rainy week. Friday’s pollen count was 363, which is technically high, but pales in comparison to the four-digit pollen counts we’re likely to see in the near future, according to Nitz.”},{“_id”:”OJKSW4SW7RB5PADQGE5NMLCFWM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The first weekend of spring will be cool but dry, mostly sunny… but a little warmer on Sunday,” Nitz said. Beyond Saturday, the temperatures will slowly rise but rain will return with warmer weather by the middle of the workweek.”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”SEVXJOSCSFACZC2A24ASLYB6JQ”}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/BradNitzWSB/status/1373029356021374979″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”YIJHZRXLANFCBCJWCVLME576GM”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”Brad Nitz”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/BradNitzWSB/status/1373029356021374979″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/BradNitzWSB”,”width”:550,”html”:”It's going to be a cold start to the first day of spring. I'm updating the weekend forecast live on Channel 2. pic.twitter.com/1J9XhlMtlT— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) March 19, 2021nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/BradNitzWSB/status/1373029356021374979″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”SEVXJOSCSFACZC2A24ASLYB6JQ”},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”EHYHY2EE3VEGNHL2CE2LONIS34″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Traffic should be typical around the metro area this weekend, though there will be delays related to lane closures on I-75 around the busy interchange with Barrett Parkway. Construction crews will be performing rehabilitation on the Barrett Parkway bridge and will have multiple lanes closed traveling both northbound and southbound. 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Jenkins was also accused of an unprovoked assault of another older Asian American person that day. Ngoc Pham, an 83-year-old Vietnamese American man, was grocery shopping at a farmers market, according to a GoFundMe organized by Community Youth Center of San Francisco. Jenkins assaulted Pham, police said, and he fell to the ground, the GoFundMe page said. 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The Long family have been members of our church for many years. We watched Aaron grow up and accepted him into church membership when he made his own profession of faith in Jesus Christ. These unthinkable and egregious murders directly contradict his own confession of faith in Jesus and the gospel.””},{“_id”:”VAAWZKRXR5BP7INZ6HU6OHYJRI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616165856848},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Long, who is from Woodstock, has been charged with eight counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault in connection with the shooting deaths at three Atlanta spas. Most of the victims were Asian women. 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It also said the church took down its social media and website out of caution, fearing for the safety of members.”},{“_id”:”522DNUIDYZFEZBIVUGV7VBA4L4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:0,”comment”:”Here are some of the questions and answers included in the church’s statement:”}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616165856862},”type”:”text”,”content”:””},{“_id”:”3VGH3CS7GRDHPKLDCURMD2FLQY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:0,”comment”:”Q. Do you teach that acts of violence are acceptable against certain ethnicities or against women?”}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616165856863},”type”:”text”,”content”:””},{“_id”:”2GSC2QP5OZDVVNSEQVIQHKBOOU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:0,”comment”:”A. Absolutely not. Scripture teaches and we believe that all human beings are created in the image of God. Every person is worthy of respect. All people are equal in dignity, value, and worth. We repudiate any and all forms of misogyny and racism. We categorically reject the idea that violence is appropriate, regardless of one’s issues or motivations. Murder, especially, is a heinous evil and grievous sin. We also explicitly denounce any and all forms of hatred or violence against Asians or Asian-Americans.”}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616165856864},”type”:”text”,”content”:””},{“_id”:”SFKENI45TNGCZGZMLKV477JMRM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:0,”comment”:”Q. Do you teach that women are responsible for men’s sexual sin against them?”}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616165856865},”type”:”text”,”content”:””},{“_id”:”7RIKKV3ZVZC2VFABAIC23ZJSKA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:0,”comment”:”A. We categorically reject this idea. Each person is responsible for his or her own sin. 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I am just a middle-aged mediocre artist that has no authority to claim that everything is going to be good or bad. But that word, it causes the viewer to check-in at that moment. It’s a polarizing statement that causes you to believe it or to disbelieve. It makes you check-in and say what’s OK and what’s not OK.””},{“_id”:”7JUTMBSKZRH73LAOCO4PEMCRSA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615571007845},”type”:”text”,”content”:”And that’s the point of the sign. As far as Kofke is concerned, the optimism in the phrase is valuable right now. “We need something to tell us that the sun is going to rise tomorrow, some hope or belief in something, even if it’s a dumb sign that some mediocre artist made.””},{“_id”:”T7RTPZ5EMRAR3KXEXED3GIMYGE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:121,”comment”:”cancelled,”}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615571007846},”type”:”text”,”content”:”For Kofke, one other good thing came about as a result of the COVID disaster. 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I had to stop trying to control everybody else around me — that was what I was doing: How can I get these people to change? How can I get other things to change? I had to take a look at my participation in that. What could I cut out of my life that, in the long run, would be a positive change for me?””},{“_id”:”E2DY6DMET5GDVD6NNKKVJLSHOM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615592070001},”type”:”text”,”content”:”It sounds harsh, but it was critical for Kascsak. She needed that energy to get better.”},{“_id”:”Z7JBK2CPL5A3JOXOUGGWSOGILM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615592070002},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Nor does she think she would have made these changes, if she hadn’t been pushed to the brink by the disease.”},{“_id”:”HWKBZ44QVNHABCY2SXYNJZGJ6Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615592070003},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The experience hasn’t been all bad. I’m a believer that I don’t think at any point in my life that any real change has been made unless there was a consequence. In order for me to make real impactful change, something needs to happen to motivate that.””},{“_id”:”AWQ5DUQK2NB6BGI5FOZUPCNG5Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615571007854},”type”:”text”,”content”:”COVID-19 was the motivator: In this case, she suffered nerve damage, and half the things she likes to eat or smell have become repellent.”},{“_id”:”YZAOADR3VBFZTPEAQNONGINEEI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615571007855},”type”:”text”,”content”:”She had to find new toothpaste and laundry detergent, and she’s working on recalibrating. But her insight into levers that control her well-being, and the reordering of her priorities: Those represent the upside. 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He also talks to kids who need someone to talk to.”},{“_id”:”TGBMGPIOYFELLLBZFJAZSDS3IQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615979599441},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He told the worried students, “Instead of looking at things you can’t do, look at it as a blessing of extra time to invest in yourself. Ask yourself, what can you do to make yourself better when it’s over?””},{“_id”:”AD3RT7NAZZAMZKOC7XQWJN6BT4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615979599442},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The students came up with some great ideas: take up guitar, learn how to drive, write children’s books. Then they turned the question on Bethel and asked what he planned to do.”},{“_id”:”TE5D272PJVFW5K4A5FE3YHJTRM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615979599443},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Caught off-guard, he said “I’m going to get healthier.” He had doubts about his prospects for success, but he started the next morning, with a two-mile walk.”},{“_id”:”N2TT3TXFQRDNXGNTNRHTEKLDNQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615979599444},”type”:”text”,”content”:”At 5-foot-7 and almost 300 pounds, Bethel was overweight and borderline diabetic. He wanted to lose weight. More than that, he wanted to keep his promise to his students: If you stick to your COVID self-improvement plan, I’ll stick to mine.”},{“_id”:”Z57MWQAFLRFVZOXQAWCFVWRPVA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615979599445},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Soon, he expanded that two-mile walk. He began running, up to four miles a day. He lifted weights and practiced kickboxing and posted “sweaty selfies” every day, shared online with fellow strivers. He began taking vitamins and gave up sugary sodas. “One thing snowballed into another.””},{“_id”:”N6PLUWN2SJFBRNGZQDKL5E27TE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615979599446},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Something else also happened. Bethel is the single father of eight-year-old twins, and they began coming with him, riding their bicycles while he ran, spending time together on a healthy pursuit.”},{“_id”:”XCFWEU4RNVC2ZL2NFJO2QX6URA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615979599447},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Now his cholesterol is lower, his A1C numbers are better, and he is no longer pre-diabetic. “There is no way it would have happened” without being limited by the pandemic, he said.”},{“_id”:”J3R66ZM5WRFETCAEPVX2NZHNW4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615979599448},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“What I said to those teens is that none of us would have invited this pandemic to happen. None of us asked for it, but it’s out of our control; you couldn’t escape it. What you do have control of is how you respond, how you look at it.”},{“_id”:”U5DCCJNPJBGPBDJ4K5DKVIGMTY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615979599449},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“All we can do is do the best with what’s given, and what’s given is more time, more opportunity.””},{“owner”:{“sponsored”:false,”id”:”ajc”},”address”:{},”syndication”:{},”caption”:”Melanie Pursell (right) and her daughter Avery discovered how small acts of kindness can change the world. 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Other teenagers saw this happening and copied the idea.”},{“_id”:”FRYV4F3OPVBBLETZ54XRVET2W4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:38,”comment”:” step up”},{“pos”:162,”comment”:”Melanie”}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615571007864},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“There were a lot of people willing to step-up and do something when they could, whether it was making masks or delivering food or just helping out,” said Pursell.”},{“_id”:”6PVRQK4RIRGWBBI3GUIHLKAVHE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615571007866},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The true definition of kindness is when you are kinder than is necessary. My kids have heard this so many times, they probably roll their eyes. But every now and then it works, and you make a difference. 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They were identified Wednesday as Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33, of Acworth; Paul Andre Michels, 54, of Atlanta; Xiaojie Tan, 49, of Kennesaw; and Daoyou Feng, 44, of an unknown address. The fifth victim, Elcias Hernandez-Ortiz, 30, of Acworth, was injured. 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The Atlanta Police Department continues to offer our support to the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.””},{“_id”:”PFVMZIVYVZBJ3GCDT4LKX3T7EM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616099637252},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He said most homicide cases take time to solve, especially when there are multiple victims, and that he expects a “lengthy investigation” into the spa shootings.”},{“_id”:”2EO74VS5MBA4FKIAR4QZB3GHWQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616094125340},”type”:”text”,”content”:”On Wednesday, Cherokee investigators said Long had a sex addiction and regularly patronized the types of businesses targeted in Tuesday’s shootings, reportedly calling them a “temptation he wanted to eliminate.””},{“_id”:”E3UZHLIAARG7TFR6GOMDGBFNSE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616113683071},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Cherokee County District Attorney Shannon Wallace released a statement Thursday evening echoing the APD’s stance.”},{“_id”:”HS5OXUPAHFD5JFZR7RGDUSWDGY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616113683072},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“You can be assured that once this case has been thoroughly investigated and the facts all ascertained, we will charge the defendant appropriately based on the evidence in this case and the existing laws,” Wallace said. “We will prosecute this case to the fullest extent of the law.””},{“_id”:”P3GFUCO7HVF4JBF3S5WZXJI5Q4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616087657678},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The first shootings happened about 5 p.m. at Youngs Asian Massage Parlor, according to authorities. Surveillance cameras captured a man entering the Acworth business, then leaving after shots were fired. Investigators say Long then drove to northeast Atlanta in a Hyundai SUV, where he fatally shot four more women at two spas.”},{“_id”:”T2AMWAMAGNDGNCBME2XSP3ATKY”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”OXC2FXGEANEIFFKS7CDPJVN7VY”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/neighborhoods/local-korean-business-civic-leaders-we-deserve-a-right-to-safety/53I2F6WTLRBFLA2AKWGXG773TY/”,”content”:”Local Korean business, civic leaders: ‘We deserve a right to safety’”},{“_id”:”5KRJMTMVPVFYXCZX3VGIRTE43I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616087657679},”type”:”text”,”content”:”According to the APD’s incident reports, Long is suspected of having alcohol in his system at the time of the two shootings on Piedmont Road. It is not clear from the report how many shots were fired in the two spas, but three of the four women suffered gunshot wounds to the head or face.”},{“_id”:”USGMZLDRSNAZFJDVWWHUKEEGA4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616109922298},”type”:”text”,”content”:”About two hours later, he was arrested by deputies and state troopers in Crisp County, about 150 miles south of Atlanta. During interviews with detectives, he said he planned to drive to Florida, possibly to continue the shooting spree, Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds said. The gun used in the shootings was purchased hours earlier at a gun store in Holly Springs.”},{“_id”:”X6E6JHX5RVBU7F4HOLIABFPWMM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616090248714},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The violence forced police across metro Atlanta to step up patrols in Asian American communities and around Asian-owned businesses.”},{“_id”:”APUN7DQLIBD75NVSYO7KXP3Q5U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616090248716},”type”:”text”,”content”:”On Thursday, five Asian American lawmakers and others said the shootings were another example of rising violence against Asian Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic. They called for background checks for gun purchases, better mental health services and additional measures aimed at combating violence and racism.”},{“_id”:”JJCMGH7L3RBHFERMQGM2WUXTXI”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”LZZTHPE5CVAI7EQ74PC4PPAUBY”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/politics/georgia-state-legislature/asian-american-lawmakers-decry-violence/5DNZ62RHENFWRLM34RSJJHPS2Q/”,”content”:”Asian American lawmakers decry violence following Atlanta spa shootings”},{“_id”:”DUHLNCGV4VBYBOFLWSWH5ZYE44″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616090248718},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Atlanta police called the shootings “two despicable acts of violence” and said their investigation into the slayings is far from over.”},{“_id”:”W7HXPSV6LNAJLNYD62JB6THBBM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616090248719},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“It is hard to comprehend what could lead someone to commit such a heinous crime and how someone could show such disregard for life,” the department said in a statement. “These deaths impacted all of our first responders as well as our communities, but, more importantly, they impacted the victims’ families and friends in a way most of us can only imagine. 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He told investigators he considered such spas a “temptation he wanted to eliminate,” and had visited them before.”},{“_id”:”PMSOVX26YBEGRJQ3R255XJDHYY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616107507498},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I can say that he had frequented both of those locations,” Deputy Atlanta Police Chief Charles Hampton Jr. said at a news conference about the Piedmont Road spas Thursday. “I can’t say that he specifically targeted those individuals.””},{“_id”:”3AFFIPSRXNEPJFFRG3W3Q3EKWU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616107507499},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Police haven’t released the identities of the Atlanta victims. The victims at an Acworth spa have been identified as Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33, of Acworth; Paul Andre Michels, 54, of Atlanta; Xiaojie Tan, 49, of Kennesaw; and Daoyou Feng, 44, of an unknown address. 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Biden and Harris plan to meet with Asian-American leaders in Georgia to offer support.”},{“_id”:”SKJ2XDCTQFAPROK5D7IBRZM7XA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616105349758},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The president has said that although authorities are still trying to determine Long’s motivation he is concerned about the recent surge in violence against Asian-Americans.”},{“_id”:”M2IZ5GYVIJF4DBWDUUIAYYQLAY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616105349759},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Whatever the motivation here, I know Asian-Americans are very concerned,” Biden said. “Because, as you know, I have been speaking about the brutality against Asian-Americans for the last couple months, and I think it’s very, very troubling.””},{“_id”:”T6ZSCGJLGVDXPOILVVHBMJQ3A4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616107507503},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Police records, social media and interviews with former classmates and law enforcement officials indicate Long was both heavily involved in his Alpharetta church — he was baptized twice — and tormented by his stated addiction to sex. Long was caught about 150 miles south of Atlanta after his parents recognized him in surveillance footage and contacted authorities. He told police he was headed to Florida, which he viewed as a hub for the porn industry and “an outlet for something he shouldn’t be doing.””},{“_id”:”HNULVT47QNBLJJZ5X4XOP3AVIQ”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”QRSHNHM3ANFCPPS4H7FHLLC3GQ”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/church-issues-statement-on-atlanta-spa-shooting-suspect/FARJBNU4Z5HBRGCI6LL3K2LVVM/”,”content”:”Suspect’s church calls Atlanta spa shootings ‘rebellion’ against God”},{“_id”:”PMSOVX26YBEGRJQ3R255XJDHYY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616107507504},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Long’s parents reported him missing on Jan. 20 of 2019, police records show. They told Cherokee sheriff’s deputies Long went to his girlfriend’s home in Chattanooga and was expected to return that evening. Instead, he texted his parents that he “would not be coming home because he wanted a fresh start.””},{“_id”:”KVEBY6TJK5GY7EO5HTHIQKCE5A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616107797104},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Business and civic leaders from metro Atlanta’s Korean community urged law enforcement on Thursday not to consider this week’s shootings the actions of a deranged sex addict.”},{“_id”:”L5WRT35P4VBD7E6YGX3JJZ627M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616107797105},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“There is absolutely no way this was not a racially motivated killing against Asians,” the newly formed Atlanta Korean American Committee Against Hate Crimes said in a statement.”},{“_id”:”FLHSXIWPHFCYFKMAQIJZ5KRQ6A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616105349757},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Former classmates, educators want to focus on victims”},{“_id”:”5LGKJ7CEJFCVZIQPJRPFURSEFU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616105349761},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Sequoyah High School’s yearbooks include several photos of Long. In one, he is twirling a drumstick in his right hand. In another, he is seen with other students in a photo under a headline declaring: “Faithful Followers & Some Leaders, Too.””},{“_id”:”36S4BXPEZRGJPFN2K2Q6UFHSO4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616105349762},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Long worshipped at Crabapple First Baptist Church in Alpharetta and attended a youth mission trip to Costa Rica in 2016. In 2014, he belonged to a Christian group at the school called First Priority. 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I never had my guard up about him.””},{“_id”:”XYY2SMGAP5A2VCEHHYNZJXGWEI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616105349764},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Other former high school classmates, heartbroken by Tuesday’s massacre, declined to talk about him, saying they wanted the spotlight kept on the victims.”},{“_id”:”QDEQAE42I5GRXCWZCWYCTZ4VKY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616105349771},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Long enrolled at Chattahoochee Technical College in 2019. 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