Eggs sends us a link from the Associated Press that, for some odd reason, isn’t getting much coverage in the news. It seems that one student shot and injured another student before he was disarmed by the resource officer;
The wounded boy was taken “alert, conscious and breathing” to Grady Memorial Hospital, said police spokesman Carlos Campos. He was expected to be released Thursday night.
Police swarmed the school of about 400 students after reports of the shooting while a crowd of anxious parents gathered in the streets, awaiting word on their children. Students were kept at the locked-down school for more than two hours before being dismissed.
Investigators believe the shooting was not random and that something occurred between the two students that may have led to it.
Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis said the school does have metal detectors.
Given how much school shootings have been in the news in recent years, you’d think that one that was nearly thwarted would be headline stuff, but I haven’t seen it in my travels around the internet today.
So, my take away is that metal detectors aren’t dependable, or at less dependable than armed resource officers. I’m sure someone else will take away something completely different.