Atlanta School Shooting: ARMED RESOURCE OFFICER disarmed and secured suspect immediately.—
Ban Finger Guns (@CaptYonah) January 31, 2013
As Twitchy reported this afternoon, a 14-year-old was shot in the back of the neck at Price Middle School in Atlanta, Ga., today in what police suspect was a targeted shooting. The Associated Press is reporting tonight that an armed officer on duty at the school was able to diarm the shooter just moments after the incident. The shooter was then taken into custody.
Wayne LaPierre? Isn’t he the guy who suggested kids should be armed so they could shoot back? No, that was David Frum. The NRA had suggested trained adults like the one at Price Middle School stand guard, but, whatever.
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How will liberals react? Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert points out the obvious: an armed guard didn’t prevent the first shooting from happening. Did he prevent a second shooting from happening? We’ll never know, because he managed to disarm the shooter.