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Armed guard disarms shooter at Georgia middle school
The American Thinker ^ | Feb 1, 2013 | Rick Moran

Posted on 02/01/2013 6:59:59 AM PST by EXCH54FE

An armed guard at a Georgia middle school disarmed a student who had opened fire, wounding one person.

A student opened fire at his middle school Thursday afternoon, wounding a 14-year-old in the neck before an armed officer working at the school was able to get the gun away, police said.

Multiple shots were fired in the courtyard of Price Middle School just south of downtown about 1:50 p.m. and the one boy was hit, Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said. In the aftermath, a teacher received minor cuts, he said.

The wounded boy was taken "alert, conscious and breathing" to Grady Memorial Hospital, said police spokesman Carlos Campos. Grady Heath System Spokeswoman Denise Simpson said the teen had been discharged from the hospital Thursday night. Campos said charges against the shooter were pending.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: armedguards; banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/01/2013 7:00:01 AM PST by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE
An armed guard at a Georgia middle school disarmed a student who had opened fire...

Why isn't this on the front page news????????

2 posted on 02/01/2013 7:09:03 AM PST by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There they are, right next to the potatoes!)
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To: EXCH54FE

Thank God he was there! Off duty but able to do what had to be done to protect the people in the building.

Get more stories like this out there, and the number of copycat shootings will go down.


3 posted on 02/01/2013 7:10:44 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: China Clipper

It just happened yesterday afternoon. It was on tv yesterday evening and on the radio yesterday afternoon.


4 posted on 02/01/2013 7:14:16 AM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: EXCH54FE

The MSM will kill this story.


5 posted on 02/01/2013 7:15:37 AM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: China Clipper

Why isn’t this front page news. Read the story, the answer is in the last paragraph.

“The guard will be disappeared from the story because his actions don’t fit the narrative. It will be forgotten how many lives he may have saved, and how his presence proved the efficacy of hiring armed security for our schools.”

THAT’S WHY.


6 posted on 02/01/2013 7:16:01 AM PST by Venturer
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To: China Clipper

Simple. It doesn’t help the gun-grabbers’ cause.


7 posted on 02/01/2013 7:16:53 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: China Clipper

Why isn’t this on the front page news????????


“The guard will be disappeared from the story because his actions don’t fit the narrative. It will be forgotten how many lives he may have saved, and how his presence proved the efficacy of hiring armed security for our schools.”

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8 posted on 02/01/2013 7:21:50 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: China Clipper

Why isn’t it front page news? Because it doesn’t fit the gun grabbers’ agenda. That’s why.

And unfortunately for us, there’s no way to determine how many lives may have even saved by a mere single trained, armed man with a gun. I suspect it’s safe to bet there were at least two, though: the victim who was shot and the shooter (they often shoot themselves).

This might have really turned nasty.


9 posted on 02/01/2013 7:26:20 AM PST by Real Cynic No More
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

In order to try getting the word out, I shared it on my Facebook page. Hopefully others will pass the story along and perhaps, just perhaps people will read it. We have to be our own “media”.


10 posted on 02/01/2013 7:27:05 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I have been critical of Police for showing up after the fact and being called “hero’s”. Hero is a word that is used way too often.

In this case, what the off duty cop did was indeed heroic.


11 posted on 02/01/2013 7:30:23 AM PST by saleman (!!!!)
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To: Venturer

remember the mother jones magazine study only counts incidents where there are at least four dead an ONLY when nobody is defending.


12 posted on 02/01/2013 7:30:37 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: EXCH54FE

Bump.


13 posted on 02/01/2013 7:38:43 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: China Clipper

For the same reason that the CCW holder who stopped the mall shooting in the northwest a few weeks ago - without firing a shot - has been under reported.

It doesn’t fit the agenda.....


14 posted on 02/01/2013 7:40:56 AM PST by lost in the snow
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To: China Clipper

It was breaking news on Fox News less than an hour after the incident...


15 posted on 02/01/2013 7:42:26 AM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Most downstate Illinois residents know that once away from the six county Chicago metro area local sheriffs are conservative.

Champaign, Illinois County Sheriff: The problem isn’t guns or magazines, it’s the mentally ill
January 31, 2013

Champaign County Sheriff Dan Walsh.

EXCLUSIVE TO GUNS SAVE LIFE.com (for now)

Champaign County Sheriff Dan Walsh has weighed in on the hysterical call by Democratic Party leaders to ban guns, limit magazine capacities and impose all sorts of other restrictions both in Springfield and in Washington, D.C.

While he doesn’t come out and say he’s not going to enforce further gun bans, he does cover a number of points that are just common sense around here:

Right to carry will deter crime.
America’s favorite rifle, the AR-15, isn’t criminally misused around here.
Magazine capacity isn’t an issue.
Cops here, including him, support law-abiding citizens’ right to carry and possess firearms of all sorts.
The real problem for his department is mental health issues.

Sheriff Walsh probably isn’t going to earn himself any free donuts for the department from Governor Quinn’s office, and certainly not from Senator Durbin or President Obama, but he calls it like he sees it.

http://www.gunssavelife.com/?p=5414


16 posted on 02/01/2013 7:46:34 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: China Clipper
Why isn't this on the front page news????????

Because guns are bad and are never used to save lives. And, it runs counter to their agenda.

But, I suspect, you already knew all this.

17 posted on 02/01/2013 7:53:51 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: China Clipper

“Why isn’t this on the front page news????????”

“Just South of downtown” is your answer. Yutes dispute.


18 posted on 02/01/2013 7:54:49 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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The wounded boy was taken "alert, conscious and breathing" to Grady Memorial Hospital, said police spokesman

It he was alert, he was obviously conscious. Just saying.

19 posted on 02/01/2013 8:01:26 AM PST by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: EXCH54FE

good


20 posted on 02/01/2013 8:16:28 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: EXCH54FE

It didn’t say he used his weapon, did he use scissors?


21 posted on 02/01/2013 8:19:46 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: EXCH54FE
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."


22 posted on 02/01/2013 8:21:24 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: Resolute Conservative

Bwahahahahahaha...good one.


23 posted on 02/01/2013 8:47:04 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: KeyLargo
funny you mention that...

I know quite a few folks from various parts of Illinois and they generally feel unfairly associated because when people think Illinois, they instantly think Chicago. The truth is, practically the entire rest of the state looks upon Chicago with utter contempt.

24 posted on 02/01/2013 8:53:37 AM PST by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: Real Cynic No More

I would claim that every un-fired round represents a life saved. OTOH, if the perpetrator had been a NYC police officer, a couple of dozen un-fired rounds could have represented only one life, given the abysmal marksmanship of that organization).


25 posted on 02/01/2013 9:45:41 AM PST by Pecos (If more sane people carried guns, fewer crazies would get off a second shot.)
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