Shots FIRED At Elementary School – Police Forced to Act!
(NewsReady.com) – Law enforcement officers shot a man dead last week after he tried to break into an Alabama elementary school. Students were evacuated safely, and the local school superintendent says safety drills worked well. However, this incident shows that the threat to American schools is still very real.
A person who was trying to enter an Alabama elementary school where a summer program was being held was shot to death by a police officer Thursday morning https://t.co/JgYXpMROrt #10TV
— 10TV (@10TV) June 9, 2022
On June 9, a concerned resident in Gadsden, Alabama, saw a man “aggressively” trying to open locked doors at Walnut Park Elementary School. Meanwhile, the school’s principal called school resource officers, who confronted the man as he tried to break into one of their patrol cars. Unfortunately, the intruder, identified as 32-year-old North Carolina man Robert Tyler White, became violent and tried to grab an officer’s gun. In the scuffle that followed, he was shot dead.
Rainbow City School Superintendent Tony Reddick told reporters that once the principal realized there was an incident underway, she put the school into lockdown; students were later evacuated to Gadsden City High School and collected from there by their parents. Reddick said most of the 34 students, who had been attending a summer literacy camp, didn’t even realize there had been a shooting. Reddick went on to praise school staff, saying, “Everyone followed the safety protocols that we’ve drilled on.”
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