Feb 01 2013
Well, well – looks like the best answer to protecting our kids in schools from gun violence is actually armed guards:
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.
The armed resource officer who took the gun away was off-duty and at the school, but police didn’t release details on him or whether he is regularly at Price.
Look, you cannot wait until someone calls the police and they show up to avoid gun violence. The fact is the best defense is the ability to overwhelm any offense. In this case there were metal detectors and all sorts of useless policies and rules and laws. But when it came down to it, an armed guard was the real answer to a potential massacre.
End of discussion.