Another school shooting took place in Atlanta Thursday, the Huffington Post reports. A student opened fire at Price Middle School, shooting a 14-year-old in the neck before being stopped by an armed officer at the school.
The wounded boy was taken to a nearby hospital and later discharged, the website reports. The school does have metal detectors, and it’s unclear how the weapon got inside, Fox Atlanta reports.
This incident is the latest school shooting in recent months. Most notably, 26 people, mostly elementary school children, were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. in December.
The Newtown shooting sparked a nationwide debate over gun control. President Obama made several proposals regarding the topic in mid-January.
Among the president's proposals were background checks for all gun sales, even those by private sellers, reinstating and strengthening the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 and limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, the New York Times reported.
The National Rifle Association feels schools will be safer with armed guards inside, NBC News reports. The NRA is now pushing for that to happen at schools nationwide.
The first congressional hearings on gun violence begin Wednesday.
What do you think needs to be done to stop school shootings? Do you agree with President Obama’s plan for gun control? Are you a fan of the NRA’s idea to have armed guards in schools? Tell us in the comments section.