Georgia Tech Student Killed by Campus Police
Scout Schultz, 21 year old student at Georgia Tech and president of the university’s Pride Alliance, was killed by campus police on Saturday night. A 911 call was made on Saturday alleging that a suspicious person, who was holding a knife and possibly a gun, had been seen on campus. Georgia Tech Police responded and found Schultz outside a dorm building, apparently disoriented and distressed, and holding a knife. After Police repeatedly asked Schultz to drop the weapon, the student took a step forward, which is when an officer opened fire. It was later reported that the initial 911 call was actually made by Schultz earlier that night. A vigil was held for Schultz on Monday, which initially ended peacefully, but violence erupted after protesters showed up at the Georgia Tech Police station and a patrol car was set on fire.
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