How a gun made it past metal detectors in the school will be one focus, as will the fact that the presence and actions of an armed school resource officer, who was also an off-duty cop, prevented the shooting from escalating into worse violence and injuries.
The call for gun bans, more armed resource officers and metal detectors have proliferated gun violence talks throughout the nation, but as a recent Washington Examiner editorial points out: Why isn't gun control working in Chicago?
Chicago boasts the strongest gun control regime in the nation, with assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines completely banned in the city where a young teen girl was shot and killed after performing at the White House during the Obama inauguration.
In fact, CBS News.com reported on Thursday that Chicago police are moving 200 law enforcement officers from their desk jobs to the street in order to try and deal with the highest gun crime in a decade after January statistics were reviewed.
The Price Middle School shooting between one youth and another should prompt police chiefs and leaders in the state of Georgia to talk about gun violence, but it should not prompt them to necessarily adopt the same gun ban law as Chicago currently has, since it isn't working there.
And a January news report of the 5 Facts About Guns, Schools and Violence video from Reason TV highlights the fact that gun violence in the United States is declining statistically nationwide, despite the terrible recent violent isolated episodes in certain parts of the country, such as Sandy Hook, Price Middle, and elsewhere.
Atlanta Crime Examiner Radell Smith has a degree in criminal justice and Georgia local and state law enforcement community knowledge and first-hand experience. Follow her on Twitter at CrimeProfiler1 or click on the subscribe link below.