A male high school student involved in a school fight that led to the death of a 17-year-old student will not be charged because he used legally justifiable force in responding to the fight, authorities said Wednesday.
The 16-year-old student was justified in his use of force to defend himself after Dakota Escritt initiated a fight between them on Sept. 25 at Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs, said Pottawattamie County Attorney Matt Wilber
The departed student started the fight and the un-named defender defended himself. Like most justifiable self defense cases, death was not the intention of the action, but it sometimes happens.
Of course the preachers of “Gun Death” frequently say that removing guns from society won’t end violent encounters, but will make them less lethal. Of course that’s a fallacy right there.
In the end it’s really a sad case, I feel bad for the attacker, in that he was killed, and my heart goes out to his family for their loss, but I feel worse for the defender for being put in that situation. True self-defense really puts the defender in a situation where they have few options, and I think he made the right choice, as he very well could have met the same fate, but he would have been a murder victim.
There’s another side to the anti-rights argument. For them, “Gun Death” is paramount, but no matter what context is irrelevant. If the defender had been murdered it is no different to them because a dead teen is a dead teen.
I don’t see it that way, do you?