A DeKalb-based church is cautioning local residents not to respond to private investigators believed to be working to verify the residency of students.
The DeKalb School District was sued in October for allegedly enrolling around 1,000 students who don’t live in the district. The school board introduced a private-investigating firm at a previous meeting, but didn’t confirm the investigators would be used to verify residency.
Joe Mitchell is Senior Pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. He worries use of private investigators may be an attempt at racial profiling.