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According to Rome Police reports, Principal Dr. Joanne Moss told officers on Thursday that the school has been vandalized on a near nightly basis.
The burglaries occurred at businesses in the East 2nd Avenue, East 8th Street, and Lee Avenue area between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.
Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Chattooga, Polk and Paulding Counties are all included in the watch area.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Rome's unemployment rate in May was 5.1 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 5 percent in April.
Mrs. La Donna Turrentine currently serves as the principal at Johnson Elementary School and has been with the District for 23 years collectively as a teacher and an administrator.