Knife-Wielding High School Student Shot by Officer in Critical Condition

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Nevada high school student who was shot by a resource officer Wednesday was armed with a knife and was threatening others, which prompted the officer to raise his weapon, police said.

At a press conference Wednesday night, Reno police said the unidentified student at Hug High School was given a warning to drop the knife, but he did not comply. The Washoe County school officer then shot the teen.

Police said the officer provided medical aid to the student until emergency responders arrived. He was then transported to a local hospital, where he is currently in critical condition.

The school was placed under lockdown following the shooting. Families were asked not to come to the school to pick up their children due to the investigation.

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