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Question of the day: What do you think of the police reaction to the Brownsville student with a gun?

Jan. 6, 2012 at 10:04 p.m.
Updated Jan. 5, 2012 at 7:06 p.m.

"They could have tasered, or wounded him ... shot him in the leg or something. They could have called in the snipers," Matthew Williams, 38, chemical plant worker, Port Lavaca.

"I just feel, maybe, they should have shot to wound him. The story I read said he didn't threaten the other students, other than hitting one of the students. I would think they would have some other means of dealing with the situation. He may have needed some help, but then he may have taken out other kids. Without all the details it's hard to know," Dorothy Vesely, 42, caregiver, Smiley.

"They should have acted differently. There are more ways to have protected the public. They could have evacuated the other children. If it was just between them and the kid, there's no need to shoot at him," Sheryl Ramos, 22, Best Buy employee, Victoria.

"I'd say that was reacting to the best of their ability. These days, you can't always distinguish between fake guns and real guns. The police have to make that call on the spot, and we give them that power," Jon Tomko, 21, teacher's assistant, Victoria.


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