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Good Guys With Guns: Atlanta School Shooter Stopped by Armed Guard (Georgia)

Resource: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/55742445-68/shooting-atlanta-police-says.html.csp
Around 1:50 yesterday a 14-year-old student at Price Middle School in Atlanta, Georgia pulled out a handgun in the center courtyard and opened fire.

Another school massacre?

No, the young gunman only managed to fire off a handful of rounds before an off-duty armed School Resource Officer ended the shooting and took the gun from the gunman.



For everyone who wants to diminish the idea of armed officers in schools, consider this - Price Middle School has metal detectors. "The obvious question is how did this get past a metal detector?" School Superintendent Erroll Davis asked about the gun. "That’s something we do not know yet".

You cannot stop someone who is determined from committing a heinous act.

Let's say it again, the only thing that stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

Sadly, the School Resource Officer in this case is not routinely at this school. It was sheer luck that saved the day.

Posts: News / Good Guys With Guns: Atlanta School Shooter Stopped by Armed Guard (Georgia)

Posted By: Jayson
02/01/13 05:15 PM

Newtown is currently proposing that the armed school resource officer's that have been in all elementary school since the shooting remain on the budget for next year also. Some common sense may finally be worming it's way in.
Posted By: barstoolguru
02/01/13 06:18 PM

You can bet money on it that this will be heard and used by many to push an agenda to make sure there are more security is places like schools