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Another Potential School Tragedy Avoided... By Armed Guard

By Bobby Eberle

So here's the news story that those on the left don't want you to hear. Whenever someone goes crazy or someone with evil intentions starts shooting, the result is usually tragic, and the reaction of the left is to disarm the population. However, at an Atlanta middle school, after one child was shot, the shooting came to an end... because of an armed guard.

That's right. There was not a mass killing spree in Atlanta on Thursday, but there could have been. We'll never know. And thankfully so, because an armed guard stepped in.

As reported by USA Today, "A 14-year-old student was shot at an Atlanta middle school Thursday afternoon, and another student was taken into custody, police said."

An armed guard disarmed the shooter moments after the 1:50 p.m. shooting in a courtyard at the Price Middle School in southeast Atlanta.

Atlanta Public Schools public information officer Steve Alford said the teen's wound was more toward the back of the neck, WXIA-TV reported.

An armed off-duty Atlanta police officer who works at the school subdued the shooter and had him drop his weapon, Police Chief George Turner said.

Several shots were fired, Turner added. He did not identify the gun.

It appears that the shooting could have been gang related, but here's the point. Rather than having a shooter run amok, this school had an armed guard. Rather than disarming law-abiding Americans, shouldn't the real focus be on providing a safe and secure environment for our kids?

Barack Obama's children go to a school with armed guards, but that's not acceptable for the rest of America? If children are really the focus, then let's protect them. These so-called "gun free" zones do nothing but invite violence. It's like putting up a sign that reads, "Come in. Stop by. Rob or shoot this place. Everyone is unarmed."

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  1. sickupandfedComment by sickupandfed
    February 1, 2013 @ 9:03 am

    A “bad guy” with a gun is stopped by a “good guy” with a gun.

    Now let’s wait for the “yeah buts” from the left…

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    • jackflackettComment by jackflackett
      February 2, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

      OK, how’s this? The local paper reports that the event ended when the kid doing the shooting “emptied his clip’” and the security guard simply walked up and took the piece away from him. It’s probably a good thing that, however many rounds the clip carried, it wasn’t bigger.

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  2. knanComment by knan
    February 1, 2013 @ 9:13 am

    be sure to pass this along to everyone because only the part of the student being shot will make the news. there will no mention of the armed guard.

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    • rattlerjakeComment by rattlerjake
      February 1, 2013 @ 9:17 am

      None of this will likely make the news, if they tell about the student they’ll have to explain how it stopped.

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  3. rattlerjakeComment by rattlerjake
    February 1, 2013 @ 9:21 am

    Too bad it was an off duty cop, if it had been a veteran turned security guard he would have shot and killed the MURDERER and saved the tax payers millions. Now we have another trial($$$$), incarceration ($$$$), parole ($$$$), recidivism, and so the circle of crime will continue ($$$$).

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    • tinkabellComment by tinkabell
      February 1, 2013 @ 10:19 am

      Since the shooter was another student…most of what would normally happen in the court system will not. So your point, which would be accurate for an adult…non student, is moot.

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    • gopluvaComment by gopluva
      February 1, 2013 @ 10:36 am

      TThis is also to “poorgrandchildren.com”Good advice. Why dont the states all enact a law allowing security guards or designated employees or whoever they wish in each school to conceal carry, and be an armed person(ss) on the grounds. That way no one except principal would know who has a gun or not.The shooters that come to harm students wont know who or which school has guns on site.Having said that, does anyone think it strange that all this got really often after obama started his gun grab.?So many all of a sudden?Almost like they were told to go and shoot wherever you can terrorize the most.

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    • burtfisherComment by burtfisher
      February 1, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

      And don’t forget: this punk getting shot now becomes “yet another child shot by those evil guns”

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    • vevaComment by veva
      February 1, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

      Tinkabell – there will be plenty costs in holding and processing this “kid” through the Justice system! He will be imprisoned in some way. He will not be on the ‘street’ again for a long time. The victems’ parents should see to that! And ‘yes’, it wasn’t on the network news.

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  4. poorgrandchildren.comComment by poorgrandchildren.com
    February 1, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    The NRA is wrong to advocate hiring more government employees to protect our children. Concealed carry is more effective and costs nothing.

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    • spiritof76patriotComment by spiritof76patriot
      February 1, 2013 @ 12:13 pm

      Poorgrandchildren, as a CCW holder, I agree with you in principal. I also believe that ‘Gun Free Zones’ contribute to the problem, create more victims, and increase body counts. From a practical political perspective however, can you imagine the howls of protest from those who don’t want more guns in schools EVEN if carried by “trained professionals.” So, never mind that armed CCW civilians in many instances have as good or better hit ratios than “trained professionals” in real-world shooting situations. The NRA’s recommendation is a politically possible solution to the problem (e.g., good guy with a gun vs. bad guy with a gun) that 1/3 of our nation’s school districts have already adopted. Hence it has already proven societally and politically acceptable.

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    • crunchemComment by crunchem
      February 1, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

      The NRA did not propose “adding government employees” to protect schools. It was specifically described as asking for VOLUNTEERS from the community, especially retired military and LEO who would love to serve and protect the children VOLUNTARILY. The cost to any school system should be negligible or nonexistent.

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    • gopuc12450Comment by gopuc12450
      February 1, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

      spirit, I had to laugh at the comment of ‘trained professionals’ hit record. To wit: Philadelphia PA., 12 city police fired 92 (ninety two, not a typo) shots at a suspect and never hit the intend target.
      Not too bad till you understand the target was parked at the curb seated behind the wheel of a Cadillac.

      If I remember correctly, I needed to do better than that to get the CCW permit.

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  5. fredblantonComment by fredblanton
    February 1, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    This is a distressing moment to those whose agenda was just given a major setback. Direct and hard proof that this works and there are several points to “hit home” with:
    #1. No shots were fired to halt this incident
    #2. The cost was minimal.
    #3. No lives were lost here
    #4. Not even the cost of a bullet was expended.
    #5. Second Amendment rights were not “trumped”
    NOW it is time to examine the root cause of these incidents and pass, or just enforce the current laws, since the possession of the gun was against an already existing law on the books. Perhaps it is time that we demand our “elected individuals” to do their jobs and administer, not campaign.

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    • tinkabellComment by tinkabell
      February 1, 2013 @ 10:23 am

      Great points. We also need to find some sort of way for kids to exorcise their griefs and problems with one another. They have no outlet for anger. In the “good old days” one would just poke the other in the nose (or attempt to). They might duke it out till they were both tired. Usually after that they would have cleared the air, gained respect for each other and grown up to laugh about it years later. Not any more. I just wish I were smart enough to think of a way to cure this.

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    • spatcher1Comment by spatcher1
      February 1, 2013 @ 10:38 am

      Give the kid some ridalin and call me in the morning!

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    • crunchemComment by crunchem
      February 1, 2013 @ 12:39 pm

      tinkabell – the problems really accelerated about the same time dodgeball was eliminated from recess; or for that matter about the time that recess itself was eliminated from a lot of schools – think about it.

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    • gopuc12450Comment by gopuc12450
      February 1, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

      Dream on Fred!

      Subject: “You must be a Conservative Republican…”

      A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered
      altitude and spotted a man below. She shouted to him, “Excuse me, can
      you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I
      don’t know where I am.”

      The man looked at his GPS and replied, “You are in a balloon
      approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet above sea
      level. You are 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100
      degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.”

      She rolled her eyes and said, “You must be a Republican.”

      “I am,” replied the man. “How did you know?”

      “Well,” answered the balloonist, “Everything you told me is
      technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your
      information, and I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help to
      me.”

      The man smiled and responded, “You must be a Democrat.”

      “I am,” replied the woman. “How did you know?”

      “Well,” said the man, “you don’t know where you are or where you’re
      going. You’ve risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot
      air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you
      expect ME to solve your problem. You’re in EXACTLY the same position
      you were in before we met, but somehow now, it’s MY fault

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  6. sffd5Comment by sffd5
    February 1, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    knan, you hit it right on the head. Watch NBC news it was mentioned in their anti-gun piece in Chicago.

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    • thedoveComment by thedove
      February 1, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

      Sffd5, for those of us who missed it, how did NBC treat this, please?

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  7. VeeDubComment by VeeDub
    February 1, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    All of us, who DEMAND our 2nd ammendment rights be protected, will all see the plus side of this. We will pass this around on every social media we can and email it to our buddies.

    BUT. Let me type that again, B U T, what good will it do, when we have a CONgress, (full of lawyers on both sides) that is more concerned with pushing it’ own personal agenda, than looking at the facts, listening to “we the people”, and doing what is right?

    Haven’t we all learned over the last several years that CONgress isn’t listening, doesn’t care, and will do as it pleases, knowing “we the people” are as much of a toothless tiger as the UN?

    EVERYTHING in this country is exactly what it is, because it’s exactly what CONgress made it become. Keep your hopes up, though. After all, that’s all we’ve really been promised, “hope”!

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    • mysticComment by mystic
      February 1, 2013 @ 10:35 am

      And that is it in a nutshell VeeDub. Can’t argue what is ‘hit on the head’ correct in your post.

      So what can we do? I hear this question allot. In the 70′s, social pressure to ‘change’ was brought to bare by protest and civil disobedience. I am not suggesting we do the same; however I am suggesting we employ the same spirit of that time. The constant outcry of the populace brought down Louie 16, it brought down many great leaders over the centuries…it will do again if employed.

      What do I mean by that? Well, those in ‘CON-gress’ (love that btw) are there by our good graces. Without us believing their wild bloviations (on both sides of the aisle), without proper vetting and only going for the guy that is popular (read cool kid) instead of the guy or gal who is gonna get the job done is the beginning. Holding those who are elected feet to the fire is the second step.

      I have faxed, called and mailed Diane Fienstien and Barbara Boxer (yeah, it’s who I’m stuck with) at least four times this week alone, and will continue to do so until they reply/call me back/contact me. I have encouraged all my friends and family in California to do the same. I have contacted my local reps as well, detailing my issues clearly and concisely on Libya, immigration and my 2nd Amendment rights. I have made it clear I won’t be voting for them again if this continued lame decision making continues.

      It’s a start… which every great ending to a story needs a good beginning. Make yourself heard. Make yourself known…regardless what side of the aisle you hail from. Openly discuss issues with friends and family who may not be well researched or apathetic to the ruination of our country. Be vocal… do not hold your tongue…for that is what is leaving this wide crack for CON-gress to run a Mack truck through…and right over us all.

      ~M

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    • VeeDubComment by VeeDub
      February 1, 2013 @ 10:54 am

      I wish I had the answer on what to do Mystic. If I did, I sure wouldn’t be sitting here doing nothing more than venting a little bit.

      I’ll keep writing, calling and Emailing my Reps. Even though I know it does little real good except to make me feel better.

      They want the Constitution dead? Well maybe it’s time. After all THAT is the ONLY thing that authorizes CONgress, the President and Supreme Court to do what they are doing. Maybe it really is time to strip them ALL of ALL of the power they have and convene another Constitutional convention and really fix things.

      But we all know they won’t go down without a fight, that’s why they are so dead set to disarm us. There can be no peaceful resolution to our Nation’s woes, it will take a direct application of physical force. But we (and they) also know we don’t have enough true patriots to actually do that either.

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    • cdrcodyComment by cdrcody
      February 1, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

      Another Constitutional convention is what we don’t want. We no longer have true patriots in this country that have protecting America’s interest and the American people at the core of their thinking. Another Constitutional convention will be influencedby the likes of the ACLU, NAACP, the unions and every other radical group (left and right) trying to include their agendas. What we will end up with will actually make the Soviet Union look good. We have to go back to the original meaning, intention and operation of the Constitution that the founders in their wisdom put together.

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    • VeeDubComment by VeeDub
      February 1, 2013 @ 12:34 pm

      cdrcody; Simply won’t work! Those in power now, trampling the Constitution with every step, simply will not go back to the intent of our Founding Fathers in the Constitution they wrote.

      If there were any chance for that, the Tea Party would be more successful. They aren’t, because CONgress and the elite will not voluntarily relinquish what they have secured for themselves.

      Who says you have to invite the ACLU, NAACP or any of the other groups that helped steer us to this point??

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    • sumitchComment by sumitch
      February 1, 2013 @ 11:50 pm

      Veedub, I’d like the idea of another Constitutional Congress but for one reason. Can you imagine what this administration (and others) and congress (all of them) and this “give me more freebees” population, which outnumber us, would modify?

      Ithink we’d wind up with less rights, more rules and regulations, more and higher taxes, less freedom and they would get another raise and more exemptions.

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    • VeeDubComment by VeeDub
      February 2, 2013 @ 7:50 am

      Sumitch: I won’t disagree with your logic. SOMETHING has to be done. If we continue on this path, those rights protected in the U.S. Constitution will be gone before your grandchildren realize what they have lost.

      We are a Nation divided. We weren’t this divided before, during or after the “Civil War”. We are a Nation of those who do, fighting those who “demand”. We that do, only have one avenue to fix things, CONgress. CONgress is broken. EVERY day they show us we don’t matter and they will do what they want.

      They are getting rich, their families and friends are getting rich, they have no real reason to actually change anything. SO, all they do is make it look like they’re really trying.

      The Tea Party members that did manage to get elected were swallowed up by the system in just a few months. They are now no different than those they replaced.

      With my eyes wide open I see no way we can fix CONgress. Socialist/Democrats are slowly getting everything they want, they have no need to change. The conservatives are divided on every conservative issue and can’t get anything positive passed to cut any spending or benefits because of the media and greed of half of our Nation.

      CONgress will not, nor can it, fix itself. The only way “We the People” can fix it, is to vote in Patriots. But our system only allows the rich to get into office who then forget patriotism and go back to getting richer.

      CONgress fixed the game (passed legislation) so that we can’t beat them. There can be no peaceful solution to fix this entrenched problem that is the American government and CONgress.

      The ONLY solutions are; (1) Take out that which is the root of political evil, CONgress. (2) Finally achieve that which was started in 1861. (3) Live with it, because it won’t get better! “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.” – Thomas Jefferson

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    • VeeDubComment by VeeDub
      February 2, 2013 @ 7:59 am

      sumitch; Perhaps we’re disconnecting a bit on who we think should be in the new Constitutional Convention.

      To my way of thinking, those attending the convention and working on our problems cannot be those who are a part of the broken system and problem today.

      You wouldn’t invite your opponent’s football coach over to help you work on your team’s defense when they are giving up too many points. That coach might help you, but not enough to beat his team’s offense.

      We need new blood, new patriots, people who are actaully willing to lose everything for this Nation and not think about personal rewards while doing it.

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    • sumitchComment by sumitch
      February 2, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

      I agree with you on both points VeeDub, I just don’t see enough people coming together to get it done. We’ve sit around eating our M&M’s while CONgress pass laws in the back rooms; clauses or entire acts they don’t read, lie to us and get laws passed with clauses we never hear about, a judicial system with it’s own adjenda who rewrites the cases to fit their wants, a news media that never does any research on much of anything except the team standings and people who don’t care enough to give up football to learn what’s going on.

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  8. thomasjeffersonComment by thomasjefferson
    February 1, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    Saw this all over the news until they found out only one child was killed and an armed security guard apprehended the shooter. After that all went quiet.

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    • mysticComment by mystic
      February 1, 2013 @ 10:41 am

      Late last night I had heard the same report ThomasJefferson. Yet, the light of morning has turned this story into, at least imo, a happy one. The shooter, a middle school wanna be gang banger, grazed another student with a handgun (no word on whose or how the kid attained said gun yet), and that an armed guard was able to subdue and apprehend said little wanna be gang banger. The student ‘grazed’ at the back of the neck is fine and will be able to live out his days as a normal teen.

      Gangs…it’s what is raising the Chicago City issue through the roof..It is what is keeping inner city murder and crime rates elevated/rising. When are we gonna stop focusing on just guns and bullets and who can have them, and truly begin to focus on the issue of violence itself?

      ~M

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    • cdrcodyComment by cdrcody
      February 1, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

      “When are we gonna stop focusing on just guns and bullets and who can have them, and truly begin to focus on the issue of violence itself?”

      Not until they stop making political hay out of guns and bullets.

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  10. tps12Comment by tps12
    February 1, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

    Maybe we need to protest outside of the local news station letting them know we want unbiased reports on things like Fast and Furious, Benghazi and all the facts about the affordable health care reform that seems to be not so affordable. Pick one station and maybe the other stations will even cover it.

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  11. bizzybuzzerComment by bizzybuzzer
    February 1, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

    Did the gun have a father ? Was the gun part of a gang ? Was it registered and doesn’t it have a name ? Will the gun be tested for drugs ? Are guns included in Obamacare ?

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    • chuckriceComment by chuckrice
      February 2, 2013 @ 10:45 pm

      Preciseley Watson

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  12. Allen SComment by Allen S
    February 1, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

    This is so very sad when we have to have armed guards at every school, but so be it. If that is what it takes then do it. Arm teachers and office personnel or janitors. Have alarm buttons in every classroom and hallway to put the school on aleart and lock all the rooms automatically. Be prepared and let the public know it and there should be less activity from those who are blinded to reality wanting to harm others. We are not that stupid that we can’t take measures to stop these shootings. Even Jesus Christ said to be prepared…
    Luke 11:21 When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own homestead, his possessions are undisturbed.

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    • twocoltsComment by twocolts
      February 1, 2013 @ 7:26 pm

      I wonder what is so hard to fathom about armed professionals in our schools..we have armed people protecting politicians, celebs, sports figures, banks, and buildings,..are our kids less important? Puzzling.

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  13. bizzybuzzerComment by bizzybuzzer
    February 1, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    ….so help me God.

    Democratic platform proposal at last convention was to eliminate God from anything and everything to do with God.

    The president swears, ending; so help me God and at the convention takes God out not needing his help.

    God had everything written down for man as a guide for life. There are men who believe in God and some who do not believe in God. It makes no difference, following the instructions in the bible has been the only successful guide to live on this planet. It does make a difference who believes after this life, and some believe that, and some don’t. All these debates, bills, laws, rules, problems are already solved in the bible. God does not lie and has proved it.
    So, Americans, whether you believe in God or not, He is not Democratic or Republican, He is Truth and it works. Our founders knew that without question.
    God laid out for us the very basics of life, then to another step, and another. After learning the basics, he gave us more information, then more. Some still want to live as if nothing was taught. Some are even in our government. Who is in our government depends on us. God Help Us !

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  14. dfrieze2001Comment by dfrieze2001
    February 1, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

    The Liberal Media will egnore this becasue it doen’nt fit into their Heads, that GUNS don’t kill PEOPLE DO!

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    • allfor1and1forallComment by allfor1and1forall
      February 1, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

      Gee, it SHOULD fit into their heads, wouldn’t you think? After all, there’s apparently nothing else in there.

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  16. sumitchComment by sumitch
    February 1, 2013 @ 11:53 pm

    I’ll bet that the shooter was black and also the brave policeman. Otherwise Obama would have his nose right in the middle of it.

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  18. chuckriceComment by chuckrice
    February 2, 2013 @ 10:43 pm

    Where did the kid get the gun? And where did the kid get his permit? Chew on it.

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    • sumitchComment by sumitch
      February 3, 2013 @ 12:08 am

      For a couple of dark years before I retired I was a guard at a juvenile delinquent prison. We were called “Juvenile Correctional Officers (JCO)” and we called the prisons “schools” so’s not to hurt these little punks self image or feelings. They ranged in age from 14 to 18. At 18 if they still had time to serve they went to the big house in Huntsville for advanced criminal behavior training. They were known as “Made Men”, a badge to be proud off.

      If attacked we were not allowed to defend ourselves much less fight back. We could call for Security but by the time they arrived to help us, three or four (they always fight in packs) punks would have stomped the begeesus out of the guard. Hospitalization was not unusual at all.

      Not particularly in their defense, but to put some reason as to why they were 8th grade dropouts, members of gangs, criminals and some even murderers; often their fathers “back in the hood” were pushers who put them on the street dealing and their moms were “Ho’s”. “My *****” was a universal term for friend regardless of race and all their girl friends, many who had their babies, were b—-es. The Blacks hated the Mexicans, the Mexicans hated the Blacks and they both hated the Whites. There were no Asians for some reason; a fact I could never understand. Most all of them belonged to gangs. “The Thirteen’s” were the most vicious, but “The Kings” etc. weren’t far behind.

      We had to be careful and never turn our backs on them because they could make a “shiv” out of most anything, including tree limbs. They all could get drugs inside the prison with no problem. When many of them were released, it was not uncommon to read in the paper a few weeks later where their bodies were found in the river or an alley.

      The point being, by the time they reached the age to go to the first grade they were already criminals and helping them was nearly impossible. When released from “the school” they were sent right back to where they came from with ten dollars and a bus ticket. I don’t know any answer and I never talked to anyone else that did either. The school psychiatrists all had great sounding ideas and theories to use to help the students but often all it got them was smashed up too. It’s a terrible thing, but they didn’t ever have much of a chance for a “normal” childhood.

      Much of what we see in this administration is graduates of this type of life except they are the smartest and/or most vicious graduates. The best line I ever heard from a JCO (a 10TH Mountain veteran) when one of the “students” asked him who he thought was going to protect him when he (the student) got out was “Who do you think is going to protect you”? If nothing else, it got this particular JCO left pretty much alone. I made it out basically whole because one “Banger” followed me into his room when I had to search it and when we got out of the camera’s eye, he attacked me. Believe it or not, all the camera saw in the hallway after he followed me in was this little darling flying through the air across the hall and banging head first into the wall. How that bar of soap got there no one could ever explain. I was never attacked again and I sure never went into a room alone again. I may be stupid but I’m a quick learner.

      Just FYI. We’re not dealing with the kids we went to school with.

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