Protests break out at Georgia Tech over student’s death (video)


Georgia Tech’s campus was the scene of violent protests on Monday night, over the fatal shooting of student Scott “Scout” Schultz, 21, by a campus police officer on Saturday.

Three people were arrested and charged with inciting a riot and battery of an officer.  The paper identified those arrested as Vincent Castillenti, Jacob Wilson and Cassandra Monden. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that two police officers suffered minor injuries, one of whom was sent to the hospital.

Schultz had been shot dead after officers received a 911 call that someone had a knife and gun on campus.  When they arrived at the scene they were confronted with the knife-brandishing student who screamed at the officers to shoot him. (see video below)

Video of the incident Saturday night showed Schultz barefoot, holding an object in his hand. The student was heard yelling, “shoot me” to the officers.

“Drop the knife! Drop the knife!” the officers shouted back.

“Nobody wants to hurt you … Drop the knife,” the officer repeated before eventually shooting him.

Schultz was a fourth-year computer engineering major and president of the Georgia Tech Pride Alliance, according to USA Today.

Students held a vigil on Monday night for Scott. But the vigil turned into a protest when one person tossed a flare into a police vehicle, setting it on fire.

Video on social media showed smoke billowing from the police car, with crowds of people on the streets. It also showed a young man running, with a police officer chasing him, ending with the officer tackling him to the ground.


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