Good Guys with Guns: Police in Ala. Shoot and Kill Man Attempting to Enter Elementary School

Nick Kangadis | June 10, 2022
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At least we now know — not that we ever doubted it in totality — that there are still police officers not afraid to engage someone who poses or is a threat to children and handle their business.

A 32-year-old man who tried to enter multiple entrances to Walnut Park Elementary School in Gadsden, Alabama was shot and killed after reportedly attempting to take an officer’s firearm on Thursday.

According to WBMA:

ALEA [Alabama Law Enforcement Agency] officials said White [the deceased man who attempted to intrude] tried to make forcible entry into the school resource officer's marked Rainbow City patrol vehicle. When the SRO attempted to stop him, ALEA officials said White resisted and attempted to take the SRO's gun.

ALEA officials said additional officers from the Gadsden Police Department responded to the scene to provide assistance. White was shot and pronounced dead.

ALEA did not specify if the SRO or responding Gadsden police officers shot White.

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Etowah County Sheriff Jonathon Horton put it best and made the officers in Uvalde, Texas’ response — or lack thereof — look like they hadn't a clue when it comes to protecting children and fulfilling the job of police officers .

“We put a lot into our schools in this county, and you hate to see anyone lose their life, but that's what happens when people try to do things to hurt our kids,” Horton said. “At least it ended in the front yard and everybody, the staff, and students are safe. The officers are safe.”

This is just another prime example of good guys with guns taking out potential dangers to citizens, particularly children. Take note, Uvalde.

For local coverage of the story, watch below:

 

H/T: The Federalist

 

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