Lott has an article in the National Review Online where once more misleads his readers about what happened at the Appalachian School of Law:
“Last year, two law students with law-enforcement backgrounds as deputy sheriffs in another state stopped the shooting at the Appalachian Law School in Virginia. When the attack started the students ran to their cars, got their guns, pointed their guns at the attacker, ordered him to drop his gun, and then tackled him and held him until police were able to arrive.”
Lott implies that the law students were former deputies when they were actually deputies at that time. While the two students were armed, only one of them claimed to have pointed a gun at the attacker, and his account is disputed by other witnesses. Lott never mentions this fact. More details are here.