Campus police shot LGBT students president to death


Scout Schultz, a fourth-year student who identified as bisexual, non-binary and intersex, was killed on Saturday night by the campus police officer in Georgia Tech’s University. Scout is alleged to have threatened to attack the police officers with a knife before being shot. Video footage of the incident shows Scout advancing in the direction of the police. One officer shouts: “Come on man, drop the knife.” Scout appears to respond: “Shoot me!” An officer tells them: “Nobody wants to hurt you, man,” while another says: “Relax.” They continue to tell Scout to drop the weapon, but as the student continues to advance and then was shot by one of the officers.In a statement which misgendered Scout and misspelled their name, Georgia Tech Police Department said it “received a 911 call of a person with a knife and a gun at approximately 11:17 p.m. Officers arrived and made contact with Shultz [sic] who was armed with a knife. Officers provided multiple verbal commands and attempted to speak with Shultz [sic] who was not cooperative and would not comply with the officers’ commands. Shultz [sic] continued to advance on the officers with the knife. Subsequently, one officer fired striking Shultz [sic]. Shultz [sic] was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he [sic] died.”


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