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Kid hits cop in the head with a bat at school, cop shoots back and kills
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Posted 4/17/08 , edited 4/17/08
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...tory?track=rss


A Fresno high school sophomore was shot dead by a campus police officer Wednesday after he struck the officer in the head with a bat inside the school, Fresno police said.

The officer fired on the 17-year-old boy at least once as he struggled to regain his footing after being knocked to the ground, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer told reporters at an afternoon news conference.

Officers tried to revive the student but he died at the scene, Dyer said. Police did not identify the teenager because he was a minor. Dyer said investigators were looking into the possibility that a second shot was fired, but weren't been able to verify it.

Investigators are interviewing five students who witnessed the shooting, police said.

Authorities did not identify the officer except to say that he was a 10-year veteran of the department who had been stationed at Roosevelt High School for three years. Several students identified him to the Fresno Bee as Junus Perry, 38. The officer was taken to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment of a 2-inch gash to the head, Dyer said.

"There was a great deal of blood loss," Dyer said.

The officer was released from the hospital with stitches to close the wound, police said. He will be on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

Roosevelt High School, in southeast Fresno, is one of eight public high schools in the city of 450,000. District records show that Roosevelt's academic performance lags well behind state averages.

Most of the 2,700 students were in class when the incident began shortly before noon, Dyer said.

The officer was struck with the bat as he walked out of his office and fell backward in a daze, Dyer said.

As the officer tried to draw his firearm, the weapon's magazine clattered to the floor, Dyer said.

The student with the bat approached the officer again, the chief said, prompting the officer to reach for a second firearm attached to his ankle.

Dyer said the campus officer had never talked to the student before the confrontation and the officer didn't know what sparked his attack.

He is employed by the Police Department but works full time at the high school.

The 6-foot-1, 250-pound sophomore had been at Roosevelt since January, he said.

Ruth Quinto, acting superintendent of the Fresno Unified School District, said teachers were asked to keep students in classrooms until police could sweep the campus for other attackers.

When it became clear that it was an isolated incident, parents were permitted to pick up their children at the school, Quinto said. She reassured parents that the campus had remained secure.

"Our students were safe in their classrooms," she said at the news conference.
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of course he was right to shoot he kid. if a 6 foot 1, 250 pound kid was hitting me with a bat and i had a gun trust me id use it.
this makes me want to start carrying guns. never know when some crazy mofo is gonna try to get you.
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Posted 4/17/08
again what has the world come too *facepalm*
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LOL kid deserved it, why would you fucking attack an officer with a fucking bat? He has a freaking gun and most likely a tazer too.. I think. The fact you'd try to kill him with that kind of shit is stupid, and why did he attempt to kill an officer in the first place? I'm 100% sure the guy would've been caught... Probably was some fat ghetto kid.
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Why did the kid start hitting him? geez kids these days. Though I do feel sorry for him but he started it.
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truthfully im suprised the cop wasnt unconsious or even dead from getting hit in the head with a bat by a kid like that.
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See, it's reading stories like this that make me wanna rip my hair out. And I just got it to grow back.

What in the world is the matter with kids today? Carrying guns and weapons to school and attacking people like it's a game... He shouldn't have been allowed through the gates with that thing. I swear if that cop gets sued for shooting that kid, I'm gonna be angry. People shouldn't support the side that prompted the attack. Why is it that people tend to support who ever is on the opposite side for something like this (in this case, because the guy was only a high school kid)? Attacking an officer is a federal offense. The officer only shot because he felt threatened. The kid that beat him, had he not been killed, would have been sent to prison anyway...

and I'm rambling. But, ARGH, crap like this really pisses me off! *pulls hair*
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Posted 4/17/08
Ha, ultimate defense.
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Posted 4/17/08

Raikuga wrote:
of course he was right to shoot he kid. if a 6 foot 1, 250 pound kid was hitting me with a bat and i had a gun trust me id use it.
this makes me want to start carrying guns. never know when some crazy mofo is gonna try to get you.


i agree with you totally
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Wow. They guy was just genius. Yes - let's all go around attacking people that carrying guns with bats, because the person with the bat is clearly going to win. Not.
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Posted 4/17/08 , edited 4/17/08

DRO1 wrote:

Ha, ultimate defense.


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Posted 4/17/08
This isn't an unreasonable self-defense case. Even a 100 pound person hitting someone in the head with a blunt object can kill them. The head is a very vulnerable area.

I once read a story in the police blotter where some kid hit an adult in the head with a 2x4 and killed him. The cop is lucky he didn't die from the first hit.
Posted 4/17/08
tsktsk.. kids.. -0-
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june23038 wrote:

Wow. They guy was just genius. Yes - let's all go around attacking people that carrying guns with bats, because the person with the bat is clearly going to win. Not.


actuallity the odds were in the kids favor. he got a full swing on the cops head. the BACK of his head.
and considering the kids size im suprised the cop was able to keep consiousness.
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Posted 4/17/08 , edited 4/21/08
Good shot ;D

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