On Saturday night, a police officer fatally shot an engineering student on Georgia Tech’s campus, she was from Gwinnett County.
The case is being investigated by the GBI, the 21-year-old Scout Schultz of Lilburn was carrying a knife with her and she was barefoot at that time. Georgia Tech spokesperson Lance Wallace identified her.
The Channel 2 Action News reported, a video clip comes out which shows the interaction between the Georgia Tech police officers and Schultz, the cellphone video has been shared by at least two students.
The video shows police officers saying “Drop the knife! Drop the knife!” repeatedly, the officers saying this several times in the video while Schultz was yelling at the officers to shoot.
A spokeswoman for the GBI, Nelly Miles said, “Officers provided multiple verbal commands and attempted to speak with Shultz, who was not cooperative and would not comply with the officers’ commands.”
Miles said, “Shultz continued to advance on the officers with the knife. Subsequently, one officer fired striking Shultz.”
After the fatal shooting, Schultz was taken to the Grady Memorial Hospital where she died later. The university issued an emergency alert for the students, at around 11:30 PM the school tweeted for those who seeking secure locations. The school tweeted again about 20 minutes and said that campus is out of threat zone.
Georgia Tech tweeted on Sunday morning, “Update: GTPD officer-involved shooting on campus this evening. No ongoing threat. Info on gatech.edu pending investigation.”
Update: GTPD officer-involved shooting on campus this evening. No ongoing threat. Info on https://t.co/Pj9BqTN2kX pending investigation.
— Georgia Tech (@GeorgiaTech) September 17, 2017
The campus is now out of alert. According to the students, they don’t have complete information about the incident but they don’t feel less safe on the campus after a student was fatally shot and killed by an officer on Saturday night.