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College LGBT Leader Shot And Killed By Campus Police

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A young LGBT leader is dead after an incident with police on Saturday evening — one that sounds like it was tragically mishandled.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Scout Schultz approached four Georgia Tech police officers yelling, "Shoot me!" while brandishing a pocket knife — whose blade, according to photos, wasn't even extended.

After numerous commands to drop the knife went unanswered, one of the campus cops shot Scout in the heart. They were pronounced dead half an hour later.

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This just makes us sick to our stomachs.

You're telling us these FOUR cops couldn't take down one student without resorting to lethal force??

Obviously Scout was troubled. But this seems like the type of thing that could have been de-escalated if these police had any crisis training whatsoever!

Chris Stewart, lawyer for Scout's parents, agrees nonlethal force should have been used:

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