Georgia Tech: Violence breaks out on campus after knife-armed student shot by cop

Georgia Tech: Violence breaks out on campus after knife-armed student shot by cop
Protest erupts at Georgia Tech. (Image: Screen grab of Twitter video)

[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.

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Video on social media showed smoke billowing from the police car, with crowds of people on the streets.

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