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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Has gun violence in schools always been this common, or is the media just reporting it more? It seems like once a month we are reading about this stuff now.

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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    Has gun violence in schools always been this common, or is the media just reporting it more? It seems like once a month we are reading about this stuff now.
    That. Violence in US schools has been on a steady decline since the early 90s. However you can't pretend to be tough on crime unless you blow every incident out of proportion. Also, how are people going to complain and moan about the fatherless welfare class if they don't make them out to be little monsters ready to shoot the good hearted children of conservatives parents?

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    Contrary to public perception, violent crime in schools has declined dramatically since 1994. The annual rate of serious violent crime in 2007 (40 per 1,000 students)was less than half of the rate in 1994. These data are victim reports collected as part of the National Crime Victimization Survey and are not derived from school records.
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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Right you are...an 8 year old is shot dead. 3 cheers for Texas, the most gun happy State in the Union. Can you imagine if that boy had lived...the horror.
    THe NRA should give that kids Dad a medal for teaching his youngsters about guns at an early age.
    Do you have any information that we arent privy to regarding the 15 year old, where he got the weapon, or what the circumstances might actually be?

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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Ok, an 12 year old boy is shot dead and everyone in Texas cheers. Happy now?
    He was 15 and I dont see anyone cheering. In fact I have seen pretty much everyone expressing sorrow and sympathy for both the boy and the police who were placed in that situation. Everyone that is except the occasional cockwad that feels the need to use a tragedy to promote their own personal political bias.

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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Just updated the story, it was a pellet gun. Just stupid.

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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Just updated the story, it was a pellet gun. Just stupid.
    Damn. . . . . . . . . .

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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Just updated the story, it was a pellet gun. Just stupid.
    Yep, was just about to post this.

    Police: Student Killed By Officers Had Pellet Gun

    I still support the actions of the officers. They shouldn't have to wait until an officer is shot before determining whether the object pointed at them is a deadly threat or not.
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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    A fourteen-year-old is a grown man and you don't need to be a grown man to kill someone with a firearm. The police did the right thing.

    This is a terrible tragedy for the family, but I don't see how anyone did anything wrong except for the dead man himself.

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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    Yep, was just about to post this.

    Police: Student Killed By Officers Had Pellet Gun

    I still support the actions of the officers. They shouldn't have to wait until an officer is shot before determining whether the object pointed at them is a deadly threat or not.
    even worse now for the cops. They must be sick to death.

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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    Yep, was just about to post this.

    Police: Student Killed By Officers Had Pellet Gun

    I still support the actions of the officers. They shouldn't have to wait until an officer is shot before determining whether the object pointed at them is a deadly threat or not.
    Especially when modern pellet guns are quite realistic. There shouldn't be an expectation that a cop takes round to determine whether its a real gun or not. Sound like he followed Use of Force protocols.

    Still gotta suck for him. Shooting a kid with a pellet gun has gotta hurt something fierce.

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