Several people facing charges following protests at Georgia Tech

By: Justin Wilfon , Darryn Moore

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ATLANTA - Police have given the all-clear after violent protest broke out at Georgia Tech.

Viewer video from the protest showed smoke and students yelling. Another video shows a police car in flames.

The protests erupted after supporters of Scout Schultz, who was killed by campus police over the weekend, gathered to mourn the Georgia Tech student's death.

Channel 2’s Justin Wilfon said multiple agencies remained at the scene late Monday night after things appeared to calm down.

Georgia Tech confirmed to Wilfon that two Georgia Tech police officers had minor injuries from the protests. One of those officers was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. The officers are expected to be OK.

Police arrested three people involved in the protests. They have been charged with inciting a riot and battery of an officer.

Vincent Castillenti, Jacob Wilson and Andrew Xavier Monden
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One of the arrested was listed as Vincent Castillenti and he was charged with aggravated assault on an officer and willful obstruction of a law enforcement officer by use of threats or violence.

Another suspect, Jacob David Wilson, was charged with criminal trespass and aggravated assault against a peace officer.

The third suspect, student Andrew Xavier Monden, was charged with interference with government property and inciting to rioting.

"They sent us to seek shelter, the police department," witness Ammar Hawa told Wilfon.

Hawa shot video of the Georgia Tech police cruiser as it burned. Wilfon found the burned-out vehicle on the side of the street after it was extinguished.

The violence erupted two nights after Schultz was shot and killed by a Georgia Tech police officer.

Scout Schultz, 21, victim of Georgia Tech officer involved shooting
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A witness told Wilfon he saw protesters clashing with police, and that at one point they responded with at least one smoke bomb.

"The police department was fighting with them actually. I saw some police officers put them in the ground," Hawa said.

Later, Wilfon saw a Georgia Tech officer being loaded onto an ambulance with an apparent head injury.

Just an hour earlier across campus, students held a peaceful vigil to remember Schultz.

"Scout you will be missed and you will never be forgotten," one student said about Schultz.

Among the mourners, Schultz's father, Bill, who hopes Scout’s work as a leader in the campus pride group will live on.

"I had no idea how many students looked up to Scout as a leader and it's obvious Scout leaves a huge hole here on this campus," Bill Schultz told Wilfon following the vigil.

Georgia Tech said there were about 50 protesters total.

Schultz’s family sent a statement after the protests erupted saying:

"On behalf of the family of Scout Schultz, we ask that those who wish to protest Scout's death do so peacefully. Answering violence with violence is not the answer.


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“Our goal is to work diligently to make positive change at Georgia Tech in an effort to ensure a safer campus for all students.

"This is how we will truly honor Scout's life and legacy.

"Scout's family respects the rights of those who wish to voice opposition to what they feel was an unnecessary use of force, but they ask that it be done respectfully and safely."

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