My field of expertise (campus safety)...but I would need more info to really assess this situation
If this student charged repeatedly after the officer, and the officer made numerous attempts to avoid confrontation, then the shooting is justified.
Although tasers and pepper spray/mace may be preferred methods...remember that these schools do not have the money anymore for firearms AND tasers....and when that choice is made...schools go with firearms. Also, tasers and sprays get colleges in as much trouble as firearms....remember it is very liberal people you are dealing with at colleges and universities...even in the South. There would be as much outcry if this kid was tasered or sprayed.
As someone already mentioned, it is the responsibility of the parents and the student that the student is mature and adult enough to handle being on his own and in college. Acting stupid gets you into trouble
I worked as both a bouncer and as a prison guard and never carried a gun. And I restrained, moved, and contained people on a daily basis. Not all of them were cooperative.
Its amazing how some people will do work like that for years and manage to survive, isn’t it?
Are you saying this campus police department did NOT carry tasers? Can you provide a link to back that up?
There would be as much outcry if this kid was tasered or sprayed.
That's garbage and you know it.