Report: Shots fired at Hawaii high school

Published On: Jan 28 2014 09:52:50 AM HST   Updated On: Jan 28 2014 12:10:01 PM HST
Roosevelt High School, Honolulu

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A Honolulu high school was locked down after reports of shots fired, according to the Star-Advertiser.

School officials sent a text to parents that said, "The situation at Roosevelt (High School) is under control," KITV reported.

The station also reported that a 17-year-old boy was shot in the wrist. According to KITV, the boy was a runaway and officers had come to take him into custody.

Police told KITV that the teen attacked one of the officers with a kitchen knife, leaving his torso with a minor cut. Two other officers had minor injuries from punches, police said.

One of the officers then fired two shots, hitting the boy once in the wrist, KITV reported.

The officer who fired the shots will be placed on three days administrative leave while the investigation is ongoing, the station said.

University shootings earlier last week

A student was shot dead Friday afternoon at South Carolina State University, prompting a manhunt for several suspects that extended beyond the school's Orangeburg campus.

On Wednesday, the University of Oklahoma in Norman briefly shut down after a report of a possible shooting that apparently turned out to be a false alarm, the university's president said.

On Jan. 21, a gunman shot and killed another student inside Purdue University's electrical engineering building. Police said Cody Cousins, 23, an engineering student, killed Andrew Boldt, 21, of West Bend, Wis. Cousins was charged with murder.

On Jan. 20, a student was shot and critically injured near a gym at Widener University near Philadelphia. Police were looking for a suspect.


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