The lawyer for Scout Schultz’s family said the student was carrying a folded multipurpose tool — not a knife, as police said.
The lawyer representing the parents of the Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police this weekend contradicted official reports in a news conference on Monday, saying the 21-year-old didn’t have a knife in their hand but a small multipurpose tool.
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The attorney, L. Chris Stewart, showed an image of the tool Scout Scultz was holding, saying the knife portion was still folded into the closed position during their interaction with officers. “This is what Scout had — the knife wasn’t even open,” Stewart said.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that Schultz — the campus Pride Alliance's president — was allegedly carrying a knife outside a dormitory and “would not comply with the officers’ commands.”
“Schultz continued to advance on the officers with the knife,” the statement read. An officer then fired, according to the statement. The student died at Grady Memorial Hospital.
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