Campus officers say Scout Schultz was advancing on officers with a knife when they opened fire outside a dormitory

Campus police at a university in the US state of Georgia have shot and killed an LGBTQ student activist who they say was advancing on officers with a knife.

Scout Schultz, 21, refused to put down a knife and kept moving toward the officers late on Sunday outside a dormitory at Georgia Tech, according to a statement from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The police used the person’s given name of Scott, but the computer engineering student used the name Scout and preferred the pronouns “they” and “them” rather than “him” or “her”.

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