Knife-wielding teen shot by campus cop at Reno high school

  • 7 years ago
RENO, NEVADA — A Reno high school was sent into lockdown on Wednesday after campus police shot an armed teen on school grounds.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that a 14-year-old boy had been fighting with another male student outside the library of Procter Hug High School just before 11:30 a.m.

He pulled out two knives in the middle of the altercation and began swinging it at his opponent. Soon, he was brandishing the knife while threatening to attack other students as well.

A campus police officer who tried to get the teen to drop his weapons shot him in the shoulder when he refused and continued to wave the knives around.

Several videos of the incident have emerged online, though they only show the events before and after the shooting.

The teen is currently in critical condition at the hospital. Authorities have yet to determine what prompted his behavior, though one parent who knew the injured teen suggested he was constantly bullied.