This is the disturbing moment a knife-welding teenager lunges at his classmates in the schoolyard before being shot by cops. The shooting at Procter R. Hug High School was first reported at around 11.30am, resulting in a ‘code red’ lockdown, though the scene was considered stable and secure, Washoe County School District spokesman Riley Sutton stated.
The 14-year-old boy, who has not been identified, was reported in critical condition Wednesday night at a Reno hospital, Police Chief Jason Soto said.
But Soto told reporters at a news conference at police headquarters on Wednesday night that he was ‘armed with at least one knife and threatening other students’ during a fight at the high school in a working class neighborhood on the city’s north side.
The armed student failed to comply with the school police officer’s verbal commands to drop the knife, and the officer ultimately fired his service weapon, ‘striking the student and … stopping the threat,’ Soto said.
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