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.
A knife-welding teen who lunges at his classmate in the schoolyard was shot by cops.
The 14-year-old boy, was reported in critical condition at a Reno hospital, Police Chief Jason Soto said. He remained in a medically induced coma after he was shot in the chest by a campus cop.
Justin Clark, who identified his son Logan Clark, 14, as the student who was shot, said the family is being represented by Reno attorney David Houston.
He pulled out the knives after another student hit him so hard, his mouth started bleeding. Clark maintained that the facial wound came from an altercation with the older bully.
According to the officials,a campus police officer fired a single shot at Logan, hitting him in the chest. A second video from the scene showed the teen lying on the ground, withering in pain.
“You gotta remember that he just got hit two or three times in the face by a kid that’s three years older than him and quite a bit bigger,” he said on NBC’s “Today”
“My son wasn’t just some knife-wielding psychopath,” Clark said. “He wanted to make sure that he wasn’t beat up and robbed.”
“That’s a defensive posture, that’s not an attacking posture,” Clark said of his son’s stance in the video. “He’s bleeding from the mouth — obviously something has happened before the video.”
Police had initially declined to confirm reports immediately after the 11:30 a.m. shooting that the teen had been armed with a knife.
The officer who shot the student is on paid administrative leave. Police aren’t yet releasing the officer’s identity.Police had initially declined to confirm reports immediately after the 11:30 a.m. shooting that the teen had been armed with a knife.
The officer who shot the student is on paid administrative leave. Police aren’t yet releasing the officer’s identity.