Officer Stabbed, Student Killed At A Myrtle Beach High School

A high school in Myrtle Beach is on lockdown after a school resource officer was stabbed, who then shot and killed the 11th grader.

It happened Friday morning at Carolina Forest High School.

WMBF, the NBC station in Mytle Beach, reports that the male student approached the officer in his office and a fight began. A school spokeswoman tells the station the student allegedly stabbed the officer, who then returned with gunfire.

Both victims were taken to Conway Medical Center and where the officer is listed in good condition.


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  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on Oct 23, 2009 at 11:11 AM
    Why did the student start the fight? Was it an on-going problem? Conflict that was thrown over the fence by management.
  • by C on Oct 23, 2009 at 04:48 AM
    To the person who posted on 10-22-09 at 4:57 PM: Lawyers are most often more interested in winning their cases than finding out the "truth".Actually,what will likely happen is that the lawyer will find that the shooting was morally,ethically and legally justified.Then he'll most likely move forward with a lawsuit anyway,utilizing some legal loophole or technicality that attorneys are famous for.Then,the officer's department will likely settle out of court,because doing that is always cheaper than fighting the lawsuit...but of course,settling out of court will make it appear as though the officer was wrong for defending his own life,even though he was actually right.In a society where we have attorneys taking out phone book ads and TV commercials encouraging us to sue someone,what else do you expect? One last thing: Has it occurred to you that if the officer had'nt reacted as he did,that HE would likely be the dead person? Is that what you'd prefer ?
  • by Dar Location: Wilmar on Oct 22, 2009 at 09:20 PM
    To: to C, I have faith in the outside law enforcement agency that will investigate this incident and let the evidence lead them to the truth. Lawyers are not interested in the truth, only the winning. No matter which way you look at it, nobody "wins". It is indeed a very sad time for the student's family and my heart goes out to them. Last but not least, a person with disabilities can kill just like a person without disabilities. FACT: The student brought a knife to SCHOOL.
  • by Teach Location: Brunswick Co, NC on Oct 22, 2009 at 05:57 PM
    I respect and agree with all of the comments in support of the SRO. My prayers go out for both families involved, I can't imagine the horror they must be going through. I do, however, want to remind everyone that this happened in a school. I am a teacher and can attest to the fact that our students can be very angry and violent, no matter their cognitive abilities. The public school scene is a very tricky one these days, and unless you work within the system, you can't understand. I don't think it is right to detract from the student's actions and intention because he was diagnosed with a level of autism. Despite his disability (which according to the spectrum is not severe), he should know right from wrong. The SRO is there to protect the student body. Had this student pulled a knife on a fellow student instead, would our opinions change? As a teacher, I feel helpless when I think about these types of potential situations. Luckily, the SRO had a form of protection, however, I don't.
  • by to C on Oct 22, 2009 at 02:45 PM
    Like I said the lawyer will find out the truth.
  • by C on Oct 22, 2009 at 01:57 PM
    To I can't believe: The mental and / or emotional difficulties a person may have are of no consequence when the person in question is trying to kill an officer. The officer in such a situation is not concerned with the motivation or mental state of his assailant. He is instead concerned with doing what he must to save his own life,and remember,in situations like this,he only has a split second to make his decision..but the lawyers and judges have all the time in the world to decide if he was right. In our litigious society,officers who are forced to defend themselves with deadly force must then worry about being sued and possibly going to prison..which I personally think is a shame. To sum up: A quote from no less an authority than Oliver Wendell Holmes nails it perfectly: "Detached reflection is not demanded in the presence of an upraised knife."
  • by I can't believe on Oct 22, 2009 at 01:21 PM
    the comments about this issue. I have been keeping up with the story also. If you go online you can read about the incident. The family has a lawyer and they are trying to get all the evidence they can to understand what happen. Just like some of the posters say here teachers, neighbor, and other students say he was a polite child. He had Asperger’s Syndrome and was coping with his disability. I hope the media keeps updating this story. I think people really needs to know what happen especially with this child because alot of us have children with disabilities.
  • by C on Oct 22, 2009 at 01:06 PM
    To Dar: Thank you! To the person that posted on 10-21-09 at 3:59 PM: Law enforcement cannot be everywhere at once [and if they were,what we'd then have would be a police state,which nobody wants]. Therefore,if you need someone to watch you go to your car at night,most PDs will happily send an officer to you for that purpose. Meanwhile,I stand by all of my previous postings on this topic. Finallly,you're correct as far as saying that we're only writing our opinions here..it's just that yours happens to be wrong.
  • by Andy Nonomus Location: Greenville on Oct 22, 2009 at 04:33 AM
    Glad you are not going to post any more. Yes you have a right to your opinion however misguided it is. I am willing to bet that this officer did everything he could to save this child's life after he shot him. The reason Police are not walking you to your car at night is because they are out doing more important stuff. Stop thing about what they can do for you but what you can do for your community. I bet that you complain about people running a stop sign or speeding down the street only to be the first person the police stop when they go out to enforce the law.
  • by Lynn Location: Greenville on Oct 21, 2009 at 09:42 PM
    Retired teacher here. I can't imagine what I would have done in that situation. I do know that the thought of a student sitting in my class or walking the halls with innocent, unaware students gives me chills. I have taught students who had criminal records, some violent, and due to their rights, I was never told about it. I only found out later when I saw it on the news or heard it another way. We are not told if the juvenile is on probation-classroom teachers are told nothing unless the student or parent tells us. That officer's first duty was to protect himself and the other students in that school. What if that young man was sitting next to your child and the teacher was totally unaware of his record or the fact that he was armed? Yes, it is scary, but it happens every day.
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