Skip to comments.Police kill armed 8th-grader in Texas school
Posted on 01/04/2012 1:40:07 PM PST by QT3.14
Police shot and killed an armed eighth-grader who "engaged" officers in the main hallway of his middle school on Wednesday, the South Texas school district said.
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Just darn. Why would a kid do that?
In reality, Brownsville is no longer Texas. Like much of the Rio Grande Valley, it’s now part of the lawless, liberal, third-world failed country known as Mexico.
That's the PC way of saying it's on the border of Mexico and that schools have had to close in the past because of gunfire from across the border hitting buildings and cars.
Wanna bet the kid was an anchor baby? Sad but kids do what they've learned.
It’s a violent and dramatic age (13-14) in a very stressful environment - and it’s a locale with a lot of drugs, guns, and gangs. There are also a lot of teenage boys on powerful, prescribed, psychotropic drugs. Could be anything from “suicide by cop” to a gang initiation that blew up to a PCP flip-out to a reaction to his “medication.”
Sympathies to the family and to the officers, and may he rest in peace.
Brownsville police Detective J.J. Trevino says police received a call around 8 a.m. Wednesday that there was an individual with a weapon at Cummings Middle School. Police found the student with a handgun in a hallway and shot him.
This eighth-grader stayed back once or twice, to be 15 and in Grade 8.
Update at 3:29 p.m. ET: Besides a gun, the eighth-grader had a knife and was involved in a fight before school began, a student tells the San Antonio News-Express. Police have still not identified the dead student or said whether he had fired at officers or what kind of gun he had.
Update at 1:09 p.m. ET: KXXV TV in Waco reports, without attribution, that police told the teenager to put his weapon down, but that the student did not comply. Police shot the boy three times, KXXV TV says.
Update at 12:56 p.m. ET: The 15-year-old student died after being taken to a local hospital, KGBT TV reports.
Update at 12:45 p.m. ET: A seventh-grade student who said he was two classrooms from where the shooting took place said the school was already on lockdown when he heard three shots, the Associated Press reports.
Many prayers to the cop that had to take this kid out. Suicide by cop is relatively common but it will haunt that cop for the rest of his life.
I am so sorry for the officer who had to make a quick decision that probably saved his life.
On the other hand, I am wondering if it is another non-American, getting numerous welfare handouts, who also hates this country.
Your reaction has been the best. This is a difficult age, and the kid in question (who was actually 15 and had been held back at least once) probably did have a lot of problems that had been ignored until things boiled over.
Very often when teenagers flip out, there have been prior problems and, in some cases, the parents have even been trying to get treatment for the kids. But because we have an insane mental health system, it’s virtually impossible to commit them or get them residential care now...until they kill somebody (or when it’s really too late and they kill themselves).
Standard age for 8th grade is 13 when the school year begins, usually 14, except those with July/Aug birthdays, by the end of the year. That makes a 15-year-old one year older than “base,” although there are more kids that age, especially boys, these days, because parents are using “transitional kindergarten” and other ways of having boys start first grade when they’re older. (This provides academic and especially sports advantage for the boys.)
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How terrible for all concerned-there are so many kids in recent years who have gone over the cliff that you have to think that parents really, really should be paying more attention to and spending more time with their kids-know what they do and who they see. It does sound like suicide by cop.
Sorry. I don't buy this. The kid had a knife and a gun and he didn't use either during this fight before school, but later he just walked the halls with them.
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