School Shooting at Sullivan Central

School Shooting at Sullivan Central

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Observer

Martin, TN

#1 Aug 30, 2010
A crazed gunman attempted a massacre at Sullivan Central High School today.

http://www.timesnews.net/article.php...

How many students and staff were killed? None.

Why? Because a staff member at the school was armed and took him down with one shot.

Please take careful note of the difference between this outcome, with armed staff, and the outcome in the many schools where armed staff is not permitted.

Gun's don't kill people folks, guns save lives.

“Knowledge may be power but”

Since: Nov 09

Ignorance is bliss

#2 Aug 30, 2010
How do you know the gunman was attempting a massacre? The article said they didn't know the motive. It also didn't say anything about school staff being armed. The police were the ones that shot the guy.

I agree with the "guns don't kill people" part. Idiots kill people.
Not to observant

Johnson City, TN

#3 Aug 30, 2010
Observer wrote:
A crazed gunman attempted a massacre at Sullivan Central High School today.
http://www.timesnews.net/article.php...
How many students and staff were killed? None.
Why? Because a staff member at the school was armed and took him down with one shot.
Please take careful note of the difference between this outcome, with armed staff, and the outcome in the many schools where armed staff is not permitted.
Gun's don't kill people folks, guns save lives.
The "staff member" was a uniformed armed police officer, not a teacher, coach, or janitor. A well trained responding police officer, not school staff. Don't turn this into "we need guns in schools" propaganda. This was serious incident that could have ended horribly if not for the responding officers, and work of the faculty.
Read it

Kingsport, TN

#4 Aug 30, 2010
The school resource officer had a gun according to the report.
jimmy jack

Jonesborough, TN

#5 Aug 30, 2010
I cant find anything about the news confrence that officials were suppose to have at 3:00. Does anyone know where I can find out what the officals said about this incident in the 3:00 news confrence?
Observer

Martin, TN

#6 Aug 30, 2010
"Don't turn this into "we need guns in schools" propaganda"

I won't. We need armed staff in schools isn't propaganda, it's a proven fact.
Observer

Martin, TN

#7 Aug 30, 2010
In January 2002, Peter Odighizuwa started a massacre at the Appalachian School of Law in Virginia. After he started shooting people, two different students ran to their cars, retrieved handguns, returned, and subdued Odighizuwa at gunpoint. The dean, a professor and a student were dead.

Let's compare that to the Virginia Tech massacre in April 2007. Over a period of several hours, Seung-Hui Cho killed THIRTY TWO people.

What's the difference? No one else at Virginia Tech was armed.

All facts.
jimmy jack

Jonesborough, TN

#8 Aug 30, 2010
I am glad someone shot this guy. and if my child was in that school i wouldnt care if it was a teacher, principle, resource officer, or responing officer. I would just want the little f**cker taken out.
jimmy jack

Jonesborough, TN

#9 Aug 30, 2010
not my child but the gunman..just thought i would clarify
WE ALL CAN

Seymour, TN

#10 Aug 30, 2010
Observer wrote:
In January 2002, Peter Odighizuwa started a massacre at the Appalachian School of Law in Virginia. After he started shooting people, two different students ran to their cars, retrieved handguns, returned, and subdued Odighizuwa at gunpoint. The dean, a professor and a student were dead.
Let's compare that to the Virginia Tech massacre in April 2007. Over a period of several hours, Seung-Hui Cho killed THIRTY TWO people.
What's the difference? No one else at Virginia Tech was armed.
All facts.
Find a story to support our opinion..get over it. DUFUS.
i agree

United States

#11 Aug 30, 2010
Observer wrote:
In January 2002, Peter Odighizuwa started a massacre at the Appalachian School of Law in Virginia. After he started shooting people, two different students ran to their cars, retrieved handguns, returned, and subdued Odighizuwa at gunpoint. The dean, a professor and a student were dead.
Let's compare that to the Virginia Tech massacre in April 2007. Over a period of several hours, Seung-Hui Cho killed THIRTY TWO people.
What's the difference? No one else at Virginia Tech was armed.
All facts.
School staff aren't allowed to carry any weapon even with a concealed carry permit anywhere on school grounds except for resource officers. Not sure that I would want teachers in the halls packing but I could see having locked in cars. Difficult situation. I agree that one can make the case for responsible trained people carrying. Better than hiding hoping a crazy person doesn't find innocents to harm. Not sure I would want to be a teacher with their responsibilities much less the added responsibility of carrying a weapon around hundreds of kids. I do see the benefit of having a method for defense as well. Tough situation. Not sure what the answer is.
jimmy jack

Jonesborough, TN

#12 Aug 30, 2010
i agree wrote:
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School staff aren't allowed to carry any weapon even with a concealed carry permit anywhere on school grounds except for resource officers. Not sure that I would want teachers in the halls packing but I could see having locked in cars. Difficult situation. I agree that one can make the case for responsible trained people carrying. Better than hiding hoping a crazy person doesn't find innocents to harm. Not sure I would want to be a teacher with their responsibilities much less the added responsibility of carrying a weapon around hundreds of kids. I do see the benefit of having a method for defense as well. Tough situation. Not sure what the answer is.
the school resource officer, the teachers and adminstrators, the students and the responding officers handled this crisis beautifully. Its a shame that they had to deal with something like this but this was truely the best of all possible outcomes including the fact that the sumbitch died, no taxdollars to support his 3 hots n a cot. Shame that we even had to waste the gas for the helicopter to fly his a$$ outa there.
i agree

United States

#13 Aug 30, 2010
jimmy jack wrote:
<quoted text>
the school resource officer, the teachers and adminstrators, the students and the responding officers handled this crisis beautifully. Its a shame that they had to deal with something like this but this was truely the best of all possible outcomes including the fact that the sumbitch died, no taxdollars to support his 3 hots n a cot. Shame that we even had to waste the gas for the helicopter to fly his a$$ outa there.
I can't disagree with anything you said. Thank God it turned out as it did.

Since: Jul 10

Johnson City, TN

#14 Aug 30, 2010
lol they armed Gomer Pyle in the Corps
Charlie

United States

#15 Aug 31, 2010
atomcake wrote:
lol they armed Gomer Pyle in the Corps
Gomer Pyle may have been just a mechanic at the garage in Mayberry but he was from the hills and he was a crack shot.
LOCALS

Sevierville, TN

#16 Aug 31, 2010
Were worried over target selection.

Since: Jul 10

Johnson City, TN

#17 Aug 31, 2010
Charlie wrote:
<quoted text>
Gomer Pyle may have been just a mechanic at the garage in Mayberry but he was from the hills and he was a crack shot.
and also a closet homo
good_driver

Kingsport, TN

#18 Aug 31, 2010
was the gunman killed or injured? What is his/her status now? Was it a student that came in shooting?
former student

Bristol, TN

#19 Aug 31, 2010
The schools resource officer shot the man along with another officer. I graduated from their in 2008 my brother is still a student there and the resource officer has and always will carry a gun.
former student

Bristol, TN

#20 Aug 31, 2010
The man was not a crack shot he was a vet and he was paranoid. Before you people go around running your mouth you should get the whole story straight.

The gun man was a brother of one of the staff at sullivan central. He was upset about the hours his brother was working. The man went into the school and was confronted by the principle and the school resource officer. When he was told to leave he put the gun to the principles head and the SRO pushed him away. The principle then turned to the office and put the school under lockdown. The SRO slowly walked the man backwards trying to corner him in one of the bathrooms but the man caught on. He backed towards the scince pod instead. THere were 5 shots fired. The SRO shot him along with another officers. THe other 3 shots hit the walls and a locker. The man was very sick. He once tore all the dry wall out of his house because he thought his house was bugged. He was very ill but that does not justify what he did.

Remember the students and staff of the school as you consider the situation. The important thing is the situation was handled very well.

God Bless

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