Scout Schultz

Parents of a 21-year-old Georgia Tech student who committed suicide by cop on Saturday are venting their anger at the police for not using a Taser.

Scout Schultz, who was born a male, suffered from the mental disorder Gender Dysphoria. He identified as bisexual, non-binary and intersex and referred to himself in the third person as "them", "their" and "they," according to his mother Lynne.

Campus police responded to a 911 call about a "person with a knife and a gun" at 11:17 p.m. Saturday.

In a scene that has become all too familiar for parents of unarmed black men who are killed by police, Schultz was gunned down as he advanced toward Georgia Tech cops. He was carrying "a small knife" according to his father.
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Cell phone footage shows Schultz walking slowly toward officers shouting "shoot me!"

"Nobody wants to hurt you man. Drop the knife," the officers yelled.

As he walked closer to the officers, a shot rang out and Schultz fell to the ground, screaming in pain.

Shultz's parents say the police should have used a Taser or non-lethal means to subdue him. They say the police may have triggered Schultz by referring to him as a man.

THe Lilburn, Ga. native was studying engineering and was president of the Gay Pride Alliance at the Georgia Tech campus in downtown Atlanta.

Schultz's parents hired an attorney who plans to hold a press briefing on Monday.

Attorney L Chris Stewart says he will question whether the campus police were trained to deal with mentally ill students like Schultz.

  • You Could Never

    In a scene that has become all too familiar for parents of unarmed black men who are killed by police,

    Which is why Im like RIP but overall far as the topic DGAF

  • datATLboi

    Who TF walks towards the cops yelling SHOOT ME???!! MAN that white privilege must be SWEET

  • Ni Ni

    I guess the cops feared for their lives....

  • Ni Ni

    He learned that day.

  • InsecureNEVA

    He identified as bisexual, non-binary and intersex and referred to himself in the third person as “them”, “their” and “they,” according to his mother Lynne

  • Scorpiess

    Be careful what you ask for. I wonder if he thought that they actually would shoot him?

  • goat

    #alllivesmatter is quiet asf!!

  • Jen_no_juice

    In a scene that has become all too familiar for parents of unarmed black men who are killed by police, 
    Not the same or familiar. Most of these black men(if not all) were unarmed! This one was armed and confused. Not the same situation. Please don't compare them

  • Jen_no_juice

    Right! I read it like 4 times and still confused

  • TheOwley

    So cops shoot a young white person carrying "something something" in their hans, maybe, maybe not. The only new thing here is the skin color. I'm sure the cops didn't't know the person's sexual orientation so don't even go there. Is this what needed to happen for someone other than black folks' sense of outrage to be ignited.

  • RaginB

    Could've easily shot them in the leg or something..cops were every which direction

  • Jen_no_juice

    Also this is CLEARLY white privilege....
    When they got a call about a 12 year old (black) kid having a gun, they pulled up and jumped out shooting. This situation, they got a call stating someone had a gun AND a knife yet they had a conversation about putting the weapon down

  • imright

    he shouldve complied ?????

  • Cali

    Cops kill white people too BTW...and the Only white rich people are safe

  • Quitedeliteful

    Sometimes white privilege doesn't work out quite like you might expect. A Black Man 'slowly' walking toward a cop wouldn't have gotten a chance to say "shoot me" because he woulda already been dead with 41 bullets in him...

  • Renee26

    They ave him what he wanted...those black men wanted to live. Big difference

  • millz

    lol funny but not funny ?

  • Cleopatra_5150

    They...meant the demons inside. Battle of the mind is real.

  • jayhawkpride

    This police officer may actually get fired or go to jail because he killed a member of the LGBT community. Say what you will about the LGBT, but they get results!!!

  • You Could Never


  • Phillybruh

    Or he might get suspended because he had time to assess the situation and use a different non-lethal option.

  • Rayne

    Now what is intersex? Is that when you have sex with yourself?
    My friend wanna know. She can't keep up with the wording at times.

  • klwbaby

    I think its another word for hermaphrodite.

  • MsPam

    New Post

  • SandraRose

    I'm working on it.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    He said shoot him... what the problem is? He said shoot ...

  • Quitedeliteful

    And what about cisgender??? I think straight folks are called cisgender? I try to keep up with a little technology and keep somewhat abreast of what is happening in popular culture but I don't give a damn about terminologies like intersex... I'm not tryna wrap my mind around this stuff....

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    "They" have about 26 indentifications of sex. Meanwhile, a job application or birth certificate only acknowledges male or female (as it should).

    People have way too many options to be anything but themselves.

  • ? King Kari ?????????

    Ok are so the parents experts in tasers and police work?

  • Noirluv45

    Labeling people, things, or concepts make the world go around, don't they?

  • Dowoop

    And his hand which had the knife could have easily thrown it at someone while the bullet was in his leg.

  • Justlooknout

    Hell Dahling. HUGS

  • MsPam

    Thanks Ms. Sandra I knew I could count on you!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™


  • Faithz

    My goodness, it seem this kind of
    thing will never stop or slow down, Goodness.

  • Noirluv45

    You know, they were far enough to take him down without killing him. They are just gun happy. They do it because they can. SMH.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    RIP to this confused soul. Unfortunately, the parents need to know that UN-ARMED kids who are RETREATING get shot dead by the police, so if their kid brought a knife to start a gun fight, what did they expect?

  • stav

    I just wonder , because now this is a white male ( who's apart of America's ongoing agenda LGBT) and his mother /family questions the use of tasers(although he had a small weapon), where are the same outcries when it's a black unarmed male/female from white people. You can't speak out for one and not the other, but now their" Just us" system is failing them also , and the outcries are booming. If this is not a wake up call to those who are ignorant(and only see injustice when the complexion matches their own) to the brutality of some in blue, it should be , and the outcries should be just as loud for ALL.

  • Shamari123

    "venting their anger at the police for not using a Taser." Why because she's white she shouldn't have been shot? When blacks speak out and ask why cops do not use tasers when black people are shot and killed, white people answer "well police are suppose to hot and kill if they feel unsafe." It's all good and well till it happens to a white person then all hell breaks loose.

  • stav

    There is no she, that is a he!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Shamari123

    you're right. my bad

  • stav

    Our comments are quite similar!

  • MissHarlem

    Sad thing is as a human I have zero fcks. Charge it to decades of oppression ??

  • thephotographer4you

    "First they came ..." is a poem written by German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984). It is about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis' rise to power and subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group. Many variations and adaptations in the spirit of the original have been published in the English language. It deals with themes of persecution, guilt and responsibility. -

  • Athena Panagakos

    That right there is just demonic. How can you go around calling yourself we and they. And intersex sounds like your having sex on the interstate.

  • Dr. P

    Ponders if the All Sprite lives matter clan will show up and march...

  • Rayne

    Lmao girl I can't lol

  • Athena Panagakos
  • Vonn

    He simply should have compiled. Case closed.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    LOL, I think he knew he was a man Sandra so that didn't trigger it. He probably was fooling around with some pills, poppers or that Tina mess and started acting a fool.

    Its very sad. But holding a knife and walking toward cops is usually a good way to get shot and killed.

    Had he been Black, chile, they would have shot him dead on sight.

  • Faux Gibbler

    I think it's horrible when anyone gets shot by cops but black People have been shot for less.
    While I don't wanna make this a black and white thing, this fool did have a knife.

  • Oh Tommie

    Exactly....suicide by cop. The deceased was the one that MADE the 911 call..essentially reporting a person that met its own description and provoking cops to shoot.

  • Vonn

    The cops responded to a person with a knife & gun call, he was good & triggered before they arrived. His parents are making excuses.

  • Justlooknout

    It was suppose to be Hello....lmbo. speed fonting

  • Karen Brady

    RIP. But was it darktime? They didn't see he was white?

  • T3

    It's going to be sooooo interesting to watch this play out.......


  • Ozad

    so when happens to a white person it's called "suicide by cop" ....alrighty then!!!

  • wiseone

    Have you ever heard the expression "Don't bring a knife to a gun fight" - they could have used a taser.

  • Ms.Devereaux

    And mentally ill ?

  • dontgetblocked

    Didn't watch until the end but he was a big guy and campus police aren't that well trained. Unfortunately, they gave him what he wanted.

  • Ms.Devereaux

    There is a woman that has refused to have her child's sex put on the birth certificate she says it shouldn't be on there until the child decides what it wants to be. She is fighting for the sex to not be out on birth certificates. She prefers to be called them they their as well? This is all a way to keep up confusion meanwhile ppl committing crimes when they ask for descriptions I wonder how that will play out.

  • SandraRose

    The sad part is state legislators in New York and California passed laws making it punishable by jail time to "misgender" these mentally ill men and women.

  • hottlanta

    I was reading on this earlier and they said he didn't want to be identified by pronouns such as he, he wanted to be called something else like them or they. The whole read up was crazy. He had some serious issues going on.

  • Vonn

    Have you heard the expression "IDGAF?"

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Wow. I swear it be the parents that sometimes are the sickos

  • Tonie Martin

    He got what Blacks get!!! NEXT!!!

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Sad. He allowed the demons to win his soul.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Right there is no such thing as a suicide by anything other than ones self. He was murdered.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Its acceptable to be shot for carrying a knife?

    He wasn't carrying a machete. The weapons are not equal. They could have tasered him and spared his life (just like police should treat non whites).

    This is militaristic soldier behavior to let the American citizens know that we are to be defenseless at all times when it comes to police. It's a shame how our freedom is at stake. These riots are giving police power and more reason to shoot first ask questions later.

  • nick c

    If you have a lethal weapon they will use lethal force EVERY time.

  • nick c

    Lethal weapons will always be met with lethal force.

  • nick c

    Im a little surprised by the comments on this one, once the police determine you have a lethal weapon they are clear to use lethal force at any time. You do not even have to be trying to hurt them if the police believe you have an intent of hurting someone else bam bam! The issue with the police is they shoot WAY too many people without a weapon.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Exactly. If you have a "weapon" (and i use that term loosely) of any kind police are in fear of their lives. And how come in situation like that the cops NEVER have their taser? The training procedures should be publicized.

  • Pamela

    Yep, only in America.

  • wiseone

    No not until you said it.


    This ''man'' had serious mental issues, that is a FACT! Yet the LGBTQ community is trying to push this mental illness off on us God fearing people as normal. If this is normal and these people are living their truth then why is the suicide rate for transgender individuals higher than any other group?? Live how you choose, but when you chastise those who don't agree or conform to your obvious mental illness is when its a problem....

  • monique

    How do the parents have a case? He didn't comply with their orders, how did they know what he was capable of. He was huge, a man, acting crazy, holding a knife. Yes, they could have shot him in the leg but maybe their aim was off. The parents unfortunately have to see this tape and realize their son was wrong.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Sad, but... this has been happening to black folk for decades, so... equal opportunity I guess.

  • hottlanta

    Parent talking bout the cops trigged something in him when they called him a man. All his life he was known as a binary person and when someone calls him a man he freaks out. Parenting gone horribly wrong.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    They gun down black men just for being black on a hourly I am not understanding what the issue even is. #carryon

  • Chassidy Jackson

    He was a thug...(insert sarcasm)