Armed guard disarms school shooter

An Atlanta middle-school student shot a classmate yesterday in the school courtyard. An armed security guard — an off-duty police officer — took the gun away. The 14-year-old victim has been discharged from the hospital.

Ida Price MIddle School students must walk through a metal detector to enter the school. It’s not clear how the shooter got the gun into the school.

An armed police officer and an unarmed guard will be stationed at every elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, if the school board can persuade the local police to provide the manpower.

After the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, some parents who attended the school board meeting asked for  two armed guards at each school. “The only thing that stopped that guy that day was when the two Newtown police burst in the building,” said parent Donna Lorenz.

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  1. This is at least the third of these in a couple months. Here is one from December:

    http://www.tricities.com/news/article_35434f30-00d3-522f-98f1-58f372591713.html

    Oh, and here’s another from December in San Antonio (but in a theater, not a school):

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/guns/sanantonio.asp

    Funny, however, that these never seem to make the national news (the San Antonio one didn’t even make the news in Austin, less than 100 miles away). It’s almost as if there is a predetermined narrative that news stories must match before they are deemed newsworthy.

    Nah, that would be crazy.