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AUSTIN, Texas —  The Atlanta Public Schools has reopened its high school football program after a two-week suspension following the death of an 11-year-old boy.

“We have received a lot of positive feedback from the community,” Atlanta Public School Superintendent Christopher Dennison said in a statement.

Atlanta Public Schools reopened its football program for football practice and games on Tuesday morning after a suspension of one week due to the death this past week of an 8-year old boy.

The district said that since the suspension was placed, students have been able to participate in field hockey, cheerleaders and a cheerleading event.

The suspension of football has been put on hold pending an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and an investigation into the death.

Dennison has been in the public spotlight this past year after a string of deadly shootings and high school shootings in the metro Atlanta area.

In May, Dennion announced that the Atlanta Hawks would play at the Georgia Dome for the first time since the school year began in 2018.

The Atlanta Hawks were one of four teams to announce plans to vacate the stadium for a new venue, the Georgia State Capitol.

On Aug. 1, 2018, Atlanta Police Officer Daniel Ramos shot and killed 14-year -old Adarius Williams, who was sitting in his car with a handgun and a pair of fake guns.

Ramos was later charged with murder, a first-degree felony.

A grand jury declined to indict him.

It was the first shooting of an Atlanta police officer this year.

More than a month after the deadly shooting, the district released a statement that said the district will now reopen football practices and games and that the district has implemented several measures to improve safety at the high school.

Some of the measures include hiring an additional officer to patrol the football stadium grounds, using police body cameras, and hiring more staff members to support the safety of the football team and community.

Another measure the district announced Tuesday includes installing metal detectors on all football field entrances and gates.

School officials said the suspension of the team has been lifted and students will return to school as scheduled.

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