In a heart-rending video, Scout Schultz can be seen ignoring the pleas of Campus to drop their knife apparently leaving them with no option other than defending themselves.
The shooting captured by a horrified student Scout Schultz can be heard shouting ‘kill me’ and in their (Schultz identified as non-binary according to to the Advocate) final seconds “it doesn’t matter’ then a flash can be seen as the off-camera officer fires.
Another warning. If you go to Scout Schultz’s Facebook page there are comments which will make you see red.
Dear Pride Alliance members,
As you might have heard, last night we lost our President, Scout Schultz. We are all deeply saddened by what has occurred. They have been the driving force behind Pride Alliance for the past two years. They pushed us to do more events and a larger variety events, and we would not be the organization we are known as without their constant hard work and dedication. Their leadership allowed us to create change across campus and in the Atlanta community. Scout always reminded us to think critically about the intersection of identities and how a multitude of factors play into one’s experience on Tech’s campus and beyond.
We love you Scout and we will continue to push for change.
If you need to talk to someone, we have many resources on the Pride website and through Georgia Tech. You can also talk to the exec board, you can send us an email, or fb message. Here are some options:
The Trevor Project Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386
Trans Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: ‘1-800-273-TALK (8255)’
Georgia Crisis & Access Line: 1-800-715-4225
The Georgia Tech Counseling Center (www.counseling.gatech.edu) will be available for students today from noon to 2 p.m. at the 8th Street Apartments West Building Recreation Room. Walk-ins are also welcome at the Counseling Center in the Student Services (Flag) Building from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the week. The after-hours number for the Counseling Center is 404-894-2575.
The Office of the Dean of Students also has a referral option if you are concerned about a student (www.deanofstudents.gatech.edu).
Trigger Waning. Police shooting.