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Ga. SRO Disarms Suspect in Middle School Shooting

January 31, 2013  | 

An off-duty Georgia police officer working as a school resource officer disarmed and detained a student who is suspected of shooting a 14-year-old classmate in the head.

The officer was able to apprehend the suspect immediately after the shooting, reports CNN.

The shooting took place at Price Middle School in Atlanta on Thursday. In addition to the 14-year-old being injured, a teacher was also wounded. The teacher was treated for minor injuries at the scene. The victim was taken to a local hospital and is expected to be released this evening.


Comments (6)

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damond @ 1/31/2013 4:53 PM

So was the officer was off-duty working on-duty as a SRO? Huh? Was the officer working and exercising authority as a law enforcement officer?

damond @ 1/31/2013 4:56 PM

So was the officer working.....was what I was trying to say.

D Rice @ 1/31/2013 5:10 PM

The school is luck they are not in New York which recently bans police from having their firearms in schools. This resulted from a gun free school zone law which they pass without exempting police. So an officer responding to a school shooting could be charged with a ten year felony.

RICHARD ISAACS @ 1/31/2013 5:59 PM

WHAT IS WITH THE SRO TERMINOLOGY. HE OR SHE ARE SCHOOL POLICE OFFICERS OR PEACE OFFICERS

Bob @ VA @ 2/1/2013 4:43 AM

Yet another example of how an armed individual already on the scene saves lives. The real answer to mass school killings is allowing teachers, staff, and administrators w/CCW permits to carry on the job. SROs are a good start, but not the whole answer. A known SRO or one in uniform could become the first target of a psychopath who would then be free to kill at will. If the psychopath knows there will be armed resistance from anyone he encounters, then he likely won't even try to get in the record books and become a CNN celebrity. Works in Israel, the Philippines, Utah, parts of TX, etc.

Capt. Crunch @ 2/1/2013 10:44 AM

Next time don't let a moron operate a metal detector.

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