Cops Shoot Teen in Wrist at Hawaii School

He reportedly lunged at officer trying to arrest him
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 28, 2014 3:44 PM CST
Cops Shoot Teen in Wrist at Hawaii School
Students leave school at Roosevelt High School after a shooting on campus Tuesday in Honolulu.   (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

A police officer shot a 17-year-old runaway in the wrist at a Hawaiii high school after the teen cut one officer with a knife and punched two others, authorities said. The boy showed up this morning at Roosevelt High School, and officials there recognized him as a runaway who was not registered for classes. Police say the boy lunged at officers who arrived at the public high school near downtown Honolulu to take him into custody.

A police spokesman said the teen attacked one of the officers with a knife, leaving him with a minor cut on his torso. He also hit two other officers, but neither suffered serious injuries. One of the officers then fired two shots, hitting the boy once in the wrist. The teen was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, said the spokesman. "I guess it happens a lot in mainland schools, so it's not surprising," says one student at the school. (More Hawaii stories.)

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