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Depends, I guess.
Maybe I'm less cynical, but I bet even if this hypothetical student was charged with anything, they'd be no-billed by any sane grand jury.
Might get thrown out of school, but public uproar would probably get him back with a relatively minor fight.
i predict national hero status due to the history of mass school shootings and his ability to save many lives with his actions...its hard to play down what he does in this case...
no arrest for killing the shooter...
arrest for illegally carrying a firearm on campus...but receiving a minimal penalty because he thwarted multiple killings...a penalty must be levied to reinforce that a crime was committed regardless of it ending well...
a well publicized beer with obama where the kid is told that if gun control was allowed to be implemented the way he wants it that he wouldnt hav had to go through all this trouble...the kid tries to explain the gun owners side of the story but is left alone in a room with pelosi as punishment for even trying...he considers suicide but realizes even then she probably wouldnt get the point...
countless civil suits against him from parents of students who are permanently scarred for having to watch him kill another human being in front of them...
Irrespective of the fact that he stopped a felon in the act of mowing down innocents, the brainwashed establishment simply cannot accept the fact that a person dares thumb his/her nose at the policies of the campus ... no matter how many people were saved. My guess is that Johnnie gets expelled and very likely gets charged. Silly as that all seems, given the absolute good in the act performed.
Life is a booger, sometimes, as implemented by the suits in charge.
Screwed if you do, screwed if you don't. Might as well do the right thing and be glad to walk away without any extra holes.
"a reminder that no law can replace personal responsibility" - Bill Clinton 2010.
As I have seen mentioned in a few replies already, perception will play a role in the final decisions. The kid was already in the wrong before the other stuent went Nutz. The incident you described just forced him to make it known that he was breaking the law carrying a concealed firearm(No CCL) on campus. BUT if spinned properly in the media the persons on the board at the campus might decide to not expel the student an only give him probation due to the lives that were saved. The DA may decide not to press the issue on the young man for the same reasons, or at least allow him to plead to a significantly lesser charge.
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And yet, that's what would likely be done, irrespective of his good samaritan action and having done the absolute right thing in stopping the violent crime. Still, given that he wasn't supported by the statutes in his state, he'd be at the mercy of those sworn to uphold the laws in that state. Same with mere "policies," as well. Pretty simple.
He'd just be another school shooter according to CNN.
Maybe if he's lucky, he will be reported as someone "Who stopped the gunman...and now back to the health care debate..." because the story wouldn't fit the media's agenda, therefore it is ignored.
Depends on the State Attorney/DA.
Think Durham and the lacrosse team...
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Well yeah, but he would be charged as already mentioned.
But I’m still a little fuzzy on this whole hero thing. I recall an incident a long time ago where a fellow LEO dragged an injured person from a car fire and he was subsequently sued for causing permanent spinal damage to the woman’s neck. She would have clearly died in the fire had he not risked his own life to get her out of the burning car immediately! So, after all of the handshakes and awards, the ambulance chaser’s craw out of the gutters.
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