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.