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Officers fired 19 shots at student who brought gun to Mesquite school; student didn’t fire

Posted on AllSides February 20th, 2024
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Elías Valverde II / Dallas Morning News

Three officers fired 19 shots at a student who reportedly refused to drop a gun he brought into a Mesquite school Monday morning, authorities told The Dallas Morning News. About 8:50 a.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to the Pioneer Technology and Arts Academy campus in the 3200 block of Oates Drive, near San Marcus Avenue, after a student was reported to be in the school’s office with a firearm. The student was alone in the office when officers arrived, according to police. While trying to negotiate with the student to...

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