Athens Clarke Co. Police investigate person armed with a gun at St MAry's hospital

Discussion in 'Georgia In the News' started by johnski, May 11, 2017.

  1. johnski

    johnski Well-Known Member

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    and posted this on their fb page:

    PUBLIC NOTICE*
    Our 9-1-1 center received a call from a person at Saint Mary’s hospital stating that someone was in the hospital armed with a gun. Officers responded to the hospital and searched the premises and found NO ONE armed with a weapon/gun. We have received multiple calls from citizens asking about a possible active shooter at the hospital. There is NO ACTIVE SHOOTER at Saint Mary’s!

    I wonder if they found a gwcl holder ccing a pistol would they have thrown him/her to the ground, etc. etc. Pretty sure all St Mary's could do would be to ask a person found to be carrying to leave. Unless they were threatening poeple of course.

    One person I asked about this said the hospital security could confiscate your firearm....
     
  2. Fallschirmjäger

    Fallschirmjäger I watch the watchers

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    I heard one person say that when the police asked for your identification, you were required by law to hand over your driving license. Didn't make it true.
     

  3. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    How are they going to do that???
     
  4. Feral

    Feral Active Member

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    It won't be pretty.
     
  5. Savannah Dan

    Savannah Dan Cross-drawer

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    At least the trip to the ER will be a short one.
     
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  6. Dawgdoc

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    When my wife worked there, they had nursing students who rotated through there. So would that make it part of a school weapons-free zone until July 1?
     
  7. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    I will need to read it again, but don't believe it meets the definition of a school.
     
  8. mountainpass

    mountainpass Under Scrutiny

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    http://onlineathens.com/blotter/2017-05-08/report-person-firearm-st-mary-s-ends-unfounded

     
  9. John1976

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    What medication was the patient on? Seeing things that are not real maybe?
     
  10. Feral

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    We had patients call 911 often. They would report all sorts of situations.

    They're not getting their pain medicine...

    Someone is walking around outside their house...

    Someone is inside their room....

    Things like that. I became good friends with a couple of people at dispatch due the frequency in which patients who weren't all there mentally called 911.
     
  11. GAfirearmsReference

    GAfirearmsReference Weapons Law Booklet

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    Some regular hospitals (not state mental hospitals) think they must ban guns per some state law.

    The hospital referenced in the sign above...
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    (Nevermind, the pic I was going to post won’t upload)
    ... even cited laws that it claimed mandated a gun ban.

    Hmmm... I can’t post it.
    GAPACKING says the file is too large. (?)

    The sign was at Cartersville Medical Center, and the laws cited were 16-11-126 [carrying weapon without license] and 16-7-21. [crim. trespass]
     
  12. johnski

    johnski Well-Known Member

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    An older thread from earlier this year but the reality is, all they can do is ask you to leave. Anything else would present them with a lawsuit, yes?
     
  13. Craftsman

    Craftsman Well-Known Member

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    They can try...
     
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