Last edited by Jerry; 01-07-12 at 09:08 AM.
The police apparently shot him three times. That's not that much. I've seen recordings on those cop shows where men charge police with knives and get shot like two-dozen times. I'm siding with the police on this one.
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Sad about this kid. I'm with the police on this one, though. Kid brought a gun to school, and pulled it on the cops when they arrived. I'd have shot the kid, too. His age becomes more or less irrelevant, in this situation. HE made the choice to cease being a child, and to become an enemy combatant, when I pulled out a fire arm. Guns are the great equalizer. Even in the hands of a 12,13,14, whatever age, year old. Plenty of bloody history with child soldiers to know this.
As for having teachers carry guns onto school grounds...I'm of mixed minds on this. Thing is, we say something like this under the assumption that a teacher is a balanced, moral, decent person. And I gotta say, this just isn't always the case. I'd say the ratio for teachers being a tad, or totally off, is the same as the ratio for students being a tad, or totally off. Meaning, it would be a wash, in my opinion. Seems to me, in most any school, there has to be at least ONE or two kids who's parents are police officers. Have THOSE parents/officers be the on duty cops at those schools. The idea that we should arm the very same people that are molesting, raping, misleading, kidnapping, and in other ways corrupting our youth is a bit disturbing to me.
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Oh my god this is so screwed up.
I feel really terrible for the cop that had to make that call. This is the sort of situation where no matter what you do, you go home with nightmares.
Assuming the report as we currently have it is correct, this sort of thing is insanely tragic. Part of me wonders why nobody noticed something was up before this happened, but so often the signs are so small with kids like this up until they do something like whip out a gun at school.