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Two people have been injured in a shooting at an Atlanta middle-school. MSNBC doesn't seem to be covering it at all. FOX News is the only place I can find with info, crazy.

School officials say two people were wounded in the shooting. One of the victims was a 14-year-old, reports.

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12:09 PM PT: From CBS Atlanta (h/t Gooserock)

A spokesman with Atlanta Fire Rescue Department confirmed to CBS Atlanta News that a 14-year-old student had been shot in the head and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in downtown Atlanta.

12:53 PM PT: (h/t jan4insight)

12:54 PM PT:  
Video here from CBS Atlanta:  CBS Atlanta 46

12:56 PM PT: A spokesperson with Atlanta Public Schools will be holding a news conference around 4 p.m. EST release additional details in the shooting.

Originally posted to Posh (and not so Posh) Thoughts on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 12:04 PM PST.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA and Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA).

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  •  Very Recent, an Atlanta Station Has a Story on Web (11+ / 0-)

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 12:06:47 PM PST

  •  MSNBC sticking w/the insufferable The Cycle. (10+ / 0-)

    We can't allow these school shootings to become so 'routine' that we begin to ignore them again. We can't allow ourselves to become numb just because this bloodshed is such a constant in the life of this country.

    Thanks for posting.

    Ho'oponopono. To make things right; restore harmony; heal.

    by earicicle on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 12:14:39 PM PST

  •  Has anyone thought that all this gun violence (5+ / 0-)

    stems partially from the example of how many years of  gun violence our governemtn has been purpetuating on other nations? We have exported guns and violence to  nations in central america, asia, europ and the middle east and africa.. We have been in war after war ashowing that violence is a tool for conflic tresolution.. what message does this send our kids and unstable   citizense in a time where  the eocnomy does not work for them?   I thk its not just about guns. I think the problem is rooted in our national psyche..

    I am a a gun owner but also believe in backgourn checks and menatal health screenings.. and clip restrictions but not for banning guns. I am for banning war and weapons exports.. I am for the governemnt to  be more peaceful and to stop proliforting death and destruciton everywhere..  I think this sennds the wrong message to all our population..

    "We need a revolution away from the plutocracy that runs Government."

    by hangingchad on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 12:17:09 PM PST

    •  Lot's of factors (2+ / 0-)
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      involved in our current gun crazy violent society. I know people like to say other country's have violent games and entertainment and they not take to shooting each other like we do. I do think the first thing we should do is get the guns off the streets and federally regulate guns, along with making assault weapons illegal. Personally at this point I'm for repealing the misused 2nd amendment but as the gun fetishist's say that's not gonna happen.

      If however there are violent people threatening you with guns and shooting and killing daily your society the first step imo is disarming them en-mass. Australia is not what I would call a sane, civilized, peaceful place but they had enough sense to get assault rifles off the streets and make it harder to buy an arsenal of weaponry.  

      Turning around our country's top down love of force, violence and killing from 'foriegn policy' to our militarized police is a tough thing to do when we are living in a immoral corporate, security state. Ask me violence in America has been carefully nurtured along with fear of 'other'.  It's profitable and makes it easier to declare the world a battleground in order to 'keep us safe'.

      If we were a sane country we wouldn't spend 8 times more on 'defense' then any other nation. If we were not so damn institutionally violent that tax money could and would go to making our country a decent place for people to live. Poverty breeds hopelessness and fear, it is in itself a form of violence.

      We are a screw or get screwed, might makes right cruel and violent country and we've been softened since 9/11 to accept this as the 'normal'. Torture it's a tool, droning saves lives, on and on it goes. I have a hard time separating the gun violence from the society which has spawned this inhumanity. Then their is the fact that we have given up the actual rights that really do keep us safe via the Patriot Act, NDAA and our really fucked up justice system. State sanctioned violence is rampant and people seem to accept that justice means cruel and unusual. Systemic violence and a gun crazy culture go hand in hand.  

      Bin Laudin is dead and yet we still cook up a new Goldstein's to keep the fear alive and the geopolitical violent wars endless. We make war on everything you name the solution is to have a war. Human life is a commodity that the corporate security state has chained to it's profits. Poverty is a crime, look at how many are in jail and treated like animals. Human live is cheap in the USA, were all just collateral damage that need to sacrifice our human and civil rights as well as economic equity/justice.  

      Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is not possible in a society that's only agenda is power and profit and cares not for the common good of people. Fear is a good tool is cultivated carefully. FDR had a good point about fear.              


      •  While I am not a proponant of getting rid of guns (0+ / 0-)

        I hear yoru concerns fully. I just cannt imaging trusting our security state with not abusing thier power if I was unarmed.  While I am a defensive passifist I would not hesitate to defend myself should my home be breached withotu warrent by anyone. Would I want to.. no but would I probably. . with lots of regret post defensive action.  but defense  ends at my door.

        "We need a revolution away from the plutocracy that runs Government."

        by hangingchad on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 02:17:25 PM PST

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      •  btw I only use defensive shells. Nt (0+ / 0-)

        "We need a revolution away from the plutocracy that runs Government."

        by hangingchad on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 02:22:33 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

  •  CNN did cover it somewhat. MSNBC too absorbed (2+ / 0-)
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    with Menendez "scandal" in Puerto Rico.

    "They will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the American economy. The full faith and credit of the United States of America is not a bargaining chip."

    by TofG on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 12:18:15 PM PST

  •  I hope the 14 year old has health insurance. (4+ / 0-)
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    But seriously, the cognitive dissonance between LaPierre's testimony and the reality of the situation is truly jarring.

    What is truth? -- Pontius Pilate

    by commonmass on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 12:21:23 PM PST

  •  Maybe there's good new on this now ~ (2+ / 0-)
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    Bad that it happened, though. Wishing easy recovery to the wounded student & teacher.

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    by jan4insight on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 12:31:12 PM PST

  •  Here are the comments from (2+ / 0-)
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    the article at  They use the facebook system. Obviously not the most informed of posters.

    Mayra Martinez
    This is what happens when the press hypes mass shootings. It trends. When we stop glorifying the shooter and stop tossing their names around constantly, there will be no incentive to try and top the newest numbers. Then it won't happen for a while until one nut job goes off, then it because huge trending news, and the cycle repeats itself. Listen to interview with serial killers; a lot of them were trying to top the previous record on most kills. We know their names. Do we know the names of the victims?

    Tim Bertram
    And the government will use this to justify disarming law abiding citizens.

    Toni Nicole Bell
    They can try- but it isn't about guns!!! And this trend has been more and more-since 2008.

    Katie Walton Sparks-price
    If we let our School Staff's carry guns, this will end. You will never hear of this crap again.

    Brandie Dodson
    Guns don't kill people, people kill people

     Robert E McCarty
    obama wants our guns, and suddenly the news is full of school shootings and other gun violence. all the while, government agencies are stockpiling ammo and weapons to combat "civil unrest" must be coincidence...

    James Campbell
    it's the bandwagon syndrome or the administration trying to drive home their agenda through another "false Flag"!

    Lewis Stewart
    The way that obama and his media have handled this crisis is to make it a very heated issue and to wit it seems like they have got the thing to trending. More fuel for the folks that want to take our freedoms away.

    Gary Michael Whitaker
    The mainstream media will wallow in the blood again, but absolutely fail to mention anything about Obama being indicted by a federal court for violating the constitution. And yes, Mayra; the press hypes these incidents giving notoriety to the perpetrators which is what they are seeking anyway. Which means the press is concerned only with their ratings, which brings in more advertising money, and promoting their biased agenda.

    David Anderson
    Schools are the obvious target for Al Qaeda after the Sandy Hook example. The NRA is right - an armed guard at every school is a good idea.

  •  I saw it on Huff Post of all places (1+ / 0-)
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    and can't believe it isn't all over the place. Are we so used to this that it isn't even news anymore?

    Since when is the party that embraces all the top tenets of Satan allowed to call the God shots?--wyvern

    by voracious on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 12:45:24 PM PST

  •  It really is time for America to grow up. Just (1+ / 0-)
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    grow up.  When we think the solution to rampant diabetes is more sugar we make total juvenile jackasses of ourselves.  

    Building a better America with activism, cooperation, ingenuity and snacks.

    by judyms9 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:02:37 PM PST

  •  Not being reported on? (3+ / 0-)
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    Methinks the shooter and victim weren't very heartlandishly hued.

    Just how many news cycles do you think they should devote to this horrific tragedy if there isn't a dead blond girl involved?

  •  Thank you, ThatPoshGirl. (1+ / 0-)
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    These are painful stories to cover. But it's important that we be made aware of them, and grapple with their implications.

    Thanks again.

    Join us at RASA: Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment. (Repeal will not ban guns, just help regulate them.)

    by Sharon Wraight on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:34:59 PM PST

  •  Coverage from the Atlanta Journal Constitution (2+ / 0-)
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    says that thankfully, the initial reports of a teacher also being shot were not accurate.


    A 14-year-old student shot in the head at an Atlanta school Thursday is “alert, conscious and breathing,” said police.

    The shooting occurred just before 2 p.m. outside Price Middle School in southeast Atlanta, said Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos.

    The male victim has been taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

    One suspect, another Price Middle student, is in custody, police said. No teacher was injured, despite initial reports, said Campos.

    "She was very young,he thought,...she did not understand that to push an inconvenient person over a cliff solves nothing." -1984

    by aggressiveprogressive on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:48:00 PM PST

  •  Link to Atlanta Journal-Constitition coverage (1+ / 0-)
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    One child taken to Grady Hospital "alert, conscious, and breathing". No other children wounded. One teacher hurt, but released at the school.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 02:14:02 PM PST

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