A 17-year old runaway boy threatened police with a knife. He was eventually shot in the wrist.
The Roosevelt Hight School in Honolulu, Hawaii is in lockdown, following the shooting of a 17-year old boy on Tuesday.
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According to police, the teenager who was believed to be a runaway showed up at Roosevelt High School. Teachers then called the police. Apparantly the teen was not enrolled at the public school this semester.
Officers immediately responded to the call and tried to take the boy into custody. But for some reason, the boy attacked the police officers with a knife. Officers had no other choice but to contain the threat. One police fired two shots at the boy, seriously injuring him in the wrist.
The teen was immediately rushed to the local hospital for treatment. The emergency medical service said that the wounds were not life-threatening.
Tenari Maafala, the President of the Statewide Police Officers Union, told the Associated Press today that the knife was a clear threat and that police officers are trained to contain such threats.
"They didn't come here looking to shoot somebody," he said.
Roosevelt Hight School has over 1,400 students. The school will resume classes on Wednesday.