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Armed resource officer stops school shooting at Atlanta middle school

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BenPoquette, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. BenPoquette

    BenPoquette Active Member

    Here is one for those in favor of armed guards inside schools.


    "ATLANTA — A student opened fire at his middle school Thursday afternoon, wounding a 14-year-old in the neck before an armed officer working at the school was able to get the gun away, police said.

    Multiple shots were fired in the courtyard of Price Middle School just south of downtown about 1:50 p.m. and the one boy was hit, Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said. In the aftermath, a teacher received minor cuts, he said."

    Click the link for the full story.

    YGBFKM Guest

    My guess is this thread is of no interest to the people who care most about safety.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Resource officers are fully-trained police officers. They aren't armed guards.

    Also, the story doesn't say how he was able to get the gun away from the kid. Did the officer draw down on him or tackle him?
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    How precisely was he "able to get the gun away"?

    That's an important detail that seems to be missing from the story.
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    And, also, this doesn't seem to be one of Wayne LaPierre's armed civilian volunteers "from the community," correct?
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Schools all over the country have police officers on duty. This is nothing unique.

    Militia nuts living out their fantasies by bringing their guns to school, now that would be unique. And stupid.
  7. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    It appears you are correct.
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Again: How did he "get the gun" away from him?
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Doesn't sound like the kid went into the school with the intention of pulling a shoot 'em up. Says the victim was targeted. The idea of this being some kind of struggle between the two, or one in which the cop being armed was a central point, seems a little far-fetched for now.
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Nah, he's full of shit.
  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Is the debate whether we consider any place safer with a police presence?

    The answer is yes.

    Is that controversial?

    I think the arguments center around the trade-offs that flow from that, right?
  12. BenPoquette

    BenPoquette Active Member

    I would like to know the details, too. All we know is that an armed off-duty guard stopped a school shooting. Would love to know more about it. I'm sure more details will come out, but fully expect this story to be spun to fit an agenda by both sides.
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