Teachers call for more safety options after beloved educator dies of COVID-19

By: WSBTV.com News Staff
Updated: January 4, 2021 – 5:46 AM

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — Teachers, parents and students are mourning the loss of a kindergarten teacher in Henry County after she died from COVID-19.

LuAnn Burns taught at Stockbridge Elementary School for years. She recently died after contracting the virus.

The teaching community will hold a memorial for the beloved educator but after the service, teachers said they will not go back to their classroom. They will hold a “hear my voice” rally for Covid safety in Henry County schools.

The educators want to discuss options to keep them safe while teaching students.

Teachers said they’re concerned for their safety with COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in the community and they want more done to protect them.

The educators are asking to have the entire county move to virtual learning.