I read this story, only a few hours ago in
The New York Times. I must say, that it brought
me to my knees.
This was truly a no win situation & a double edge sword.
A pellet gun! Which, they mistook for a Beretta 9mm.
I'm sure the past incidents of deadly school violence,
played in each Swat Team Members mind. In the past,
there has been many dead bodies, to be picked up off
the school grounds.
Therefore, I see this situation from both sides of the
fence. My only question, I'd like to ask the Swat Team
"Couldn't you just shoot once & take him down?"
To simply disable & then disarm the youngman.
Vicki L. Forte'
Bella On Line
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