Armed Officer Disarmed Atlanta School Shooter
After young gunman shot 14-year-old, say police
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2013 6:50 PM CST
Tiffany Myricle, 37, with daughter Xavia Denise Myricle after families were reunited.   (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)

(Newser) – The 14-year-old boy who was shot at an Atlanta school today is doing fine and is expected to be released from the hospital tonight, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A fellow student is in custody, and police think a specific dispute between the two of them led to the shooting. Also of note: Police say an armed school resource officer—of the type the NRA is pushing—disarmed the suspect minutes after the shooting, though he happened to be off-duty at the time, reports AP.

The school had metal detectors, and authorities are trying to figure out how the small-caliber handgun apparently got through them. The shooting reportedly took place outside in a school courtyard. "Gun violence in and around our schools is simply unconscionable and must end," said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. "Too many young people are being harmed, and too many families are suffering from unimaginable and unnecessary grief."

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ThaddeusMaximus
Feb 2, 2013 1:04 PM CST
Blah, blah, blah white racist, black racist it's all racism and mankind as a whole is turning out to be very disappointing. I have noticed that the persons who tend to attribute situations to a specific racial trait, tend to be those less able to compete in every aspect of life on a level playing field. Just like the Democrats and Redeemers when Radical Reconstruction started after the Civil War. Did I lose you? My point exactly. Get your reading up before you start spewing crap!
YourBabysitter
Feb 2, 2013 8:17 AM CST
When will most of you learn: "You fight fire with fire".
shelbd
Feb 1, 2013 11:08 AM CST
first of steve4freedom and any other racist prick, Smashmouth has a point. I dont understand why white people get so offensive over the smallest things. She said it would of been different if they were all black kids and she is right! steve4freedoms' dumbass proves the point that the media would of been all over it about crimes among black people, instead of as a worldwide catastrophe that happened as a result of crazy, dont know how to cope with life when things go sour white people. WHITE people either shoot massly or just kill themselves when things go wrong. DO ME A FAVOR JUST KILL YOURSELVES NOT INNOCENT PEOPLE LIKE CHILDREN! THANK YOU TRULY APPRECIATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!