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Atlanta school shooting: Metal detectors, gun-free school zone signs fail; armed good guy win!

February 1, 2013

In this image made from video and released by WSB-TV, authorities investigate the scene of a school shooting, Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 in Atlanta. Authorities say a 14-year-old has been wounded in a shooting at an Atlanta middle school and a suspect has been taken into custody. Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos says the wounded student has been taken “alert, conscious and breathing” to Grady Hospital. (AP Photo/WSB-TV)

 

Yesterday, in an Atlanta middle school outfitted with metal detectors, a 14-year-old boy was shot in the neck by a would-be mass killer.

The would-be killer was interrupted by armed security.

Nobody was killed.

Proving once again that metal detectors and gun-free school zone signs offer nothing more than make-believe protection from evil individuals intent upon victimizing innocents.

Armed guard disarmed teen in Atlanta school shooting, says police chief

Atlanta (Salt Lake City Tribune)  • 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.

 

Metal Detectors At Georgia School Where Student Shot

ATLANTA (AP) — A middle school where a 14-year-old boy was shot and wounded in the neck by a fellow student had metal detectors, and school officials were investigating how the shooter made it past them.

Police swarmed Price Middle School just south of downtown Thursday afternoon minutes after reports of the shooting. A crowd of anxious parents gathered in the streets, awaiting word on their children, and later many questioned why they were kept in the locked-down school for more than two hours before being dismissed.

Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis said he sympathized with the parents. He said emergency protocol was followed, but that school district officials would meet Friday to review their response.

Davis said the school of about 400 students does have metal detectors.

“The obvious question is: How did this get past a metal detector?” he asked, referring to the gun. “That’s something we do not know yet.”

3 comments on “Atlanta school shooting: Metal detectors, gun-free school zone signs fail; armed good guy win!

  1. Bill Gray on said:

    It is interesting that the second article manages not to mention the armed school guard. You would think that the “swarm” of police arriving minutes after the shooting began convinced the shooter to change his mind.

  2. Tom B. on said:

    The media didn’t mention the armed school guard in the second article because they would gave to admit they were wrong, that an armed good guy in our schools can protect our children, and that guns don’t take life, that guns save life.

  3. BHirsh on said:

    Even in the article that mentioned that security was armed, it didn’t mention if he actually used his weapon to disarm the miscreant. Of course, we KNOW he did, but that detail’s absence speaks volumes about the media.