Police Fatally Shoot Depressed ‘Non-Binary’ Georgia Tech Student After Ignoring Orders to Drop Knife

ATLANTA, Ga. — Police fatally shot a student who identifies as “non-binary” on Saturday at the Georgia Institute of Technology after he failed to drop a multi-tool knife after repeatedly being ordered to do so.

Scott “Scout” Schultz, 21, was a computer engineering student at the school and also served as the president of Georgia Tech’s Pride Alliance for homosexual and transgender students.

“I’m bisexual, non-binary, and intersex,” his profile on the Alliance website reads. “When I’m not running Pride or doing classwork, I mostly play Dungeons and Dragons and try to be politically active.”

Schultz’ mother, Lynn Schultz, told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that her son, who preferred to be referred to by the pronoun “they,” had suffered from depression and attempted suicide two years ago. The Washington Post also notes that Schultz spent time in counseling following the incident.

On Saturday night, police responded to a 911 call reporting that someone at Georgia Tech was holding “a knife and gun.” The Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) now reports that it was Schultz himself who made the call. It identified Schultz as Scott Schultz.

“It has been determined that Schultz made the 911 call to Georgia Tech Police alerting them of a suspicious person on campus,” it said in a statement on Monday. “In the call, Schultz describes the person as a white male, with long blonde hair, white t-shirt and blue jeans who is possibly intoxicated, holding a knife and possibly armed with a gun on his hip.”

Officers arrived to find Schultz outside the dormitory area with a small multi-tool knife, but no gun is seen in video footage recorded by others observing the situation.

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Schultz was then ordered repeatedly to drop the knife.

“Come on, man. Let’s drop the knife,” an officer called out, holding his gun toward Schultz.

“Shoot me!” Schultz called out.

Police officers backed up, advising that “[n]obody wants to hurt you” and asking “[w]hat’s going on,” but Schultz continued to take steps forward.

“Do not move,” one officer ordered, asking Schultz for his name.

However, as Schultz continued walking toward an officer without dropping the knife as commanded, the officer shot Schultz, who screamed out in pain as he lay on the ground.

He was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Schultz’ parents have now obtained a civil rights attorney as they believe that non-lethal force should have been used, such as a taser.

“I think [Schultz] was having a mental breakdown and didn’t know what to do,” attorney Chris Stewart told reporters. “People have breakdowns sometimes; that doesn’t mean they deserve to die.”

He contended that Schultz was not attempting “suicide by cop,” but the GBI reports that three suicide notes were found in Schultz’ dormitory room.

“The GBI will continue its independent investigation to determine what occurred during the incident,” it said. “When the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office for review.”


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  • mr goody two shoes

    Now I bet the baptist police Chaplin’s will be awfuly busy making the police officers feel better about what they did. That’s what police Chaplin’s are for isn’t it?

    • Scott Davenport

      Is the officer obligated to let the perp injure him before blowing his head off??? What if he shot him in the thigh and the guy still lunged at him stabbing him in the head?

      What gives you the right to judge when you weren’t there with your heart racing a mile a minute due to the situation?

      And where are the parents responsibilities for letting this obviously whacked out in the head kid live his perverted abomination fantasies, buying into them and participating in them, before sicking him on society??? Why does everyone have to be exposed to this people that won’t get help?

      • mr goody two shoes

        I think you better read what I wrote again. I did not say a cop has to go by my conscience or even yours . I said its not safe or right to go against his own no matter what his training says he should do .because God put his conscience there for good reasons .

      • mr goody two shoes

        Your so right I’m use to another era when cowboys didn’t wear Helmets. And police were still brave and were not brought up by helicopter mothers.

      • Peter Leh

        “And where are the parents responsibilities”

        try it… kids will humble you

    • mariethomson

      From a law enforcement officer I know very well. You only shoot if a citizen or you as an officer are in danger of harm from a perp with a weapon. When you shoot you always shoot to kill. Any other kind of shot leaves the perp with the potential ability to continue doing harm and besides doing a K5 is a target much more likely to be hit than a leg on a moving target (which this man/girl was). The police should have nothing on their conscience from this shooting. What they did was distasteful but necessary. A bit of advice. If the police tell you to put down your weapon repeatedly it is unwise to refuse to do so and to walk toward them in a threatening manner.

      • mr goody two shoes

        Well you officer friend gave us a window into why so many policemen murder them selves compared to many other people in society. There trained to kill even if they personal!y think they shouldn’t.

    • Rori Sandiago

      He probably had a huge giant dildo bobbing around as he pranced toward the police.

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    so suicide by cop ………

    • mr goody two shoes

      Only God knows if it was or not since the guys not talking he was shot dead.

      • Amos Moses – He>i

        but we have the video ……….

        • mr goody two shoes

          Does the video show if he was on drugs before the video or not . there is video of people jumping to their death after other government workers purposely gave them LSD . does that mean they wanted to ? Or How much would mental illness make some one do what they did not want to do ?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            it makes no difference …………

          • mr goody two shoes

            Hillary is that you in disguise?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            that would be “what difference does it make” ….. LOL …..

          • mr goody two shoes

            Seriously Georgia fish and game officers face more serious threats from wild animals and it doesn’t end up like this.

          • mr goody two shoes

            Let’s say your hired as a carpenter and every time your called to do a job you only show up with a hammer how long do you think you van get away with that ?when every one knows you should have all the tools with you to do the proper job.

      • mariethomson

        He said “shoot me” and had tried to commit suicide. Two and two makes four (unless you are doing Common Core math and I just read that 5 is the correct answer).

        • mr goody two shoes

          And government workers given lsd wanted to jump to their death to since it was on video and no one pushed them. According to 2 and 2 makes 4

  • mr goody two shoes

    Our modern police force is being trained by their helicoptering mothers. It all makes Sense now. So many of us are from a different era When cops were brave and would even risk being hurt to help some one . But Now days even cowboys wear helmets.

    • John O

      reading your comments , u are as out of touch as me.cops are not in the top 10 of dangerous jobs. surprise to me was garbage truck drivers are in #5. why worry about climate change when the drug companies are polluting the garbage. have a good day. this stuff has to happen under lucifer b-4 the 2nd coming.

  • Very sad. I feel for this kid and his family BUT given the circumstances the outcome was predictable.

  • Weary Warrior

    A history of depression, multiple suicide attempts, THREE suicide notes in his room, refusing to drop a weapon while advancing on a police officer, saying “shoot me” ~ sounds a lot like suicide by cop.

    • Jerome Horwitz

      Because that’s exactly what it is: Suicide by cop.

      It angers me when people attack the officers without knowing what happened. Shut up and get informed, or just plain shut up.

      • Peter Leh

        One of the reasons we dont know what happened is we dont know what happened. Then we have to take the word of the survivor. Which is generally the cop or cops.

        It is not like the cops dont have a history. Body cams are not the be all end all but it does help. The more witnesses the less likely the bad cop get away with what he has for the last 400 years.

        • Jerome Horwitz

          Actually, we do:

          We know Schultz called the Georgia Tech Police on himself.
          We know Schultz left three suicide notes in his room on campus.
          We know Schultz had a tool that included a knife in his hand.
          We know GT Police told him to drop it more than once.
          We know Schultz was saying, “Shoot me,” as he advanced on the officers.

          We also know people like to Monday morning quarterback in situations like this when they don’t know the facts and have never experienced such.

          • Peter Leh

            WE know the side of the man who lived. That is all.

            As Trayvon Martin what happened…

          • Jerome Horwitz

            Trayvon Martin died because he tried to bash another man’s head in.

            Sounds like actual facts don’t phase you much.

          • Peter Leh

            Sounds like there was only one side to the story which is my point .

            the other person who could tell you is dead…. just as in this case.

            in this case we have a video…. which is more than Trayvon had

          • Jerome Horwitz

            You are deliberately choosing to ignore known facts for the sake of a lame-patootie troll.

            Go away.

  • Cady555

    I’m confused.

    Situation 1. A person is in intense pain from cancer and drugs no longer block the pain. Death is certain within a couple months. So the person chooses medically assisted suicide. They can say goodbye to their family. They can weep together, but all are at peace because they know it’s time. Continued suffering is unnecessary.

    Medical euthanasia is evil.

    Situation 2. A young person is depressed. They may have a full and happy life ahead if they can get past this episode. They attempt suicide by cop. Instead of de-escalating or tasing the person or attempting other non lethal means, the cop shoots them. The person dies in pain, possibly unnecessarily. The family is angry confused and heartbroken, the opposite of at peace. The cop suffers from having killed a person, maybe for the rest of his life.

    And suicide by cop is right and good because the young person said “shoot me.”

    Double standards don’t really count as standards.

  • mr goody two shoes

    Not only do policemen now days who have Helicopter moms training them. They also have their Helicopter mommy chaplains trying to make them feel better about them selves when their Neglegent for not bringing police Inforcement tools that can do the Job with out killing the mentally handicapped.
    If they were electricians to wire your house they would show up with just a screw driver. And try to use a video to defend that to!

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    The LGBT revolution is inevitably a theological revolution …………. ACCEPTANCE WITHOUT EXCEPTION WORLDWIDE …… church …. they are coming for you ………..

  • NCOriolesFan

    The cop will get off that he was justified to destroy a human life like most cowards in blue do.

    • Rori Sandiago

      Im no friend of a cop but this kid in panties asked for it. The cop did not even know what the kid had. I would have dropped him faster than a walker.

    • Peter Leh

      While I do recognize the history of cops with certain aspects of american society. IN this case black/white/man/ woman…. the end was forced upon by the manic.

      Sad. Feel for him his family and the cop and his family.

  • This style 10/6

    Most police shootings are unnecessary. In my town the local police service has peacefully settled a number of armed standoffs because they are trained that way. In one case a guy was wandering downtown shooting off a shotgun; an off duty officer tackled him and he was arrested alive.

    Of course this is in northern Ontario. I have lived here for 50 years and I don’t recall the local police shooting anything other than bears which have wandered into town.

    • Peter Leh

      Canada and Georgia are worlds apart. In culture and history. Not saying one is right or wrong though.. just different

      • This style 10/6

        Hardly worlds apart. We speek the same language, are democracies, first settlers came from Europe and so on.

        • Peter Leh

          Well…. perhaps. But not really. you have not lived and grew up in the south?

          Worlds apart my friend. In attitude, culture, race relations. ETC

          • This style 10/6

            I haven’t, England and Canada.

            The civil war never ended it seems.

          • Peter Leh

            Indeed. Friend.

            While I have civil servants in my family and do
            indeed support them, I also recognize there is a history that continues
            to this day… ON BOTH SIDES (cops and civilians… or “thugs” as the white conservative calls them)

            I DO wish we could reach the point were down here where the police can do what they do up there. Unfortunately we seem to lag behind others in some areas.

            Keep swinging Tiger!

  • Faithwalker

    A study in the BMC Psychiatry journal concluded: “LGBTQ people are at higher risk of mental disorder, suicidal ideation, substance misuse, and deliberate self harm than heterosexual people.” We need to pray for all of those who are lost in the darkness that they live in.

  • Jack-b-Quicker

    Dear Left, Double-minded is a sign of mental illness. Please help these people, not coddle them and pander to them for votes. And seek help for yourself while there.

    • Peter Leh

      what does the left have to do with this?

  • Peter Leh

    Suicide by cop

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Inclusivity Win: State Of California To Make All Prisons Gender-Neutral
    September 20, 2017

    The state of California continues to lead the brave charge for gender neutrality and inclusivity! Governor Jerry Brown just announced that all state prisons will become gender neutral, and the current prison populations which are segregated by the harmful, binary, socially constructed gender conspiracy will be combined, beginning January first of next year.

    Heck to the yes, Cali! Can you say PROGRESS?

    Just in case you were wondering if their commitment to the cause was questionable: YES, even maximum security prisons, which house the state’s most violent and sadistic criminals, will be gender-neutral within a few short months. And why shouldn’t they be? What, us fragile little ladies can’t handle ourselves against large, physically aggressive men, just because your toxic heteronormative worldview says we have significantly less muscle mass and testosterone? Please! We got this!

    With California leading the way toward progress once again, we certainly hope other states will follow suit and stop segregating prisons by the gender fairy tale, because this only serves to perpetuate a noxious environment of gender expectations and discrimination.

    Say it with us: GENDER IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT!

    Let’s have a quick round of applause for Californ-i-a!