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    Updated 12:00 p.m.: Student Shot At Hamilton High School

    Reported by: Dana Rebik
    Contributor: Shane Myers
    Last Update: 12:13 pm

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    Police say they received a call about a shooting at Hamilton High School around 10:00 a.m., February 4, 2008.

    According to Memphis City Schools, A student shot another student during anargument in a hallway at the school. A security spokesperson for the school says the shooter has been taken into police custody. Both students are 16 years-old.

    According to the school spokesperson, it was an isolated incident and no other students were in danger. The school was put on lockdown during the investigation.

    The victim was taken to the Med and is expected to be okay.

    Memphis City Schools released a statement regarding the incident on February 4, 2008:
    "Memphis City Schools is deeply saddened by an unfortunate incident today
    at Hamilton High School. A student was shot in the leg by a classmate. We
    have learned from authorities that this was an isolated incident that
    stemmed from a dispute between two students.

    We are relieved to have learned that the student's injury is not
    life-threatening. He has been taken to the hospital and is expected to make
    a full recovery. Our thoughts and prayers remain with this student and his
    family, and we look forward to him returning to Hamilton High very soon.

    The suspect, who is also a student at Hamilton, is in police custody.
    Please understand that this incident involved two students in one
    classroom. The school was locked down immediately following the incident
    and will remain locked down the remainder of the day as a precaution.

    It should be made clear that Memphis City Schools recognizes the
    seriousness and potential for danger in any instance where a weapon is
    present on a school campus
    . This has been a very difficult day for everyone
    at Hamilton High School and the entire Memphis City Schools family. It
    should be stated that we are very proud of the quick responses demonstrated
    by staff members at Hamilton High and the Memphis City Schools Security

    Rita Cooper
    District Spokeswoman
    Memphis City Schools

    edit: emphasis added to the most ridiculous statement

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    God help us when bureaucrats undertake to protect us from potential danger...


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    Let's see. How many laws did that kid break prior to even shooting the other student? I sure hope that they don't think more laws are going to deter people who have already broken any number of laws to commit their criminal act.
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    What are you talking about? Laws protect the innocent.

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