[Ed. – This is awful. It remains a question in my mind why the student was approaching a campus police officer holding a knife. Eventually I suppose we’ll find out someone’s version of the reason. The students are naturally reacting with violent protests.]
Violent protests broke out on the Georgia Tech campus Monday night, with one police car set on fire, after a vigil for a student shot and killed by a police officer.
Scott “Scout” Schultz, 21, was pronounced dead Sunday morning. Police said an officer shot the student Saturday night after Schultz refused to drop a knife. The student’s family claimed the officer overreacted.
After the Monday night vigil, at least one protester reportedly tossed a flare into the police vehicle, setting it ablaze.
Video on social media showed smoke billowing from the police car, with crowds of people on the streets.
— Steve Gehlbach (@SteveGWSB) September 17, 2017