Hero Off-Duty Cops In Santa Clarita Would Have Been Felons In Connecticut

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Hero Off-Duty Cops In Santa Clarita Would Have Been Felons In Connecticut

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Post by Pawpaw » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:18 pm

Santa Clarita was a tragedy, but I think we can all agree that it could have been much worse. With “only” two dead, it wasn’t another Parkland by any stretch of the imagination, much less a Virginia Tech which is still the most deadly school shooting in American history. As it was, though, it was bad enough. Two children are dead. That’s a tragedy by any measure.

Part of the reason it wasn’t worse was because there was an armed response. Off-duty police officers carrying firearms were at the school when things started and they jumped into action.

Had this happened in Connecticut, however, those cops would likely have been felons for doing what they did.
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Post by LDP » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:59 pm

I am confused. The original report (in the notoriously inaccurate media, of course) said that the kid turned the weapon on himself right after shooting at 5 kids. So the late armed response did not save anybody. Was that inaccurate information?

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Post by C-dub » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:24 pm

The article only says the officers saved lives by rendering first aide to victims. Not by engaging the shooter. And it doesn’t confirm if they even were armed.
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Post by TreyHouston » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:10 pm

C-dub wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:24 pm
The article only says the officers saved lives by rendering first aide to victims. Not by engaging the shooter. And it doesn’t confirm if they even were armed.
Lets just leave it as, “Some people did something”. The details don’t really matter. :biggrinjester:
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