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Armed Police Officer Stops School Shooting in Georgia

dukebluedevil Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 8:46 AM
As a retired Georgia teacher, I should remind you that nowadays if students try to settle grievances in a fistfight, they will BOTH be suspended for a mandatory 10 days and BOTH will be arrested and face criminal charges as well as school penalties--even if the fight is off of school premises! A possible unintended consequence of this policy is an escallation of violence. There was an armed police officer in my school on a daily basis. I was glad and felt safer because of this policy.

Yesterday a school shooting was quickly stopped before it escalated further thanks to an armed guard being on campus.

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 around 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.