Student, 17, shot by police officer taking him into custody

Published On: Jan 28 2014 09:36:05 AM HST   Updated On: Jan 28 2014 11:47:04 AM HST

Roosevelt High School was on lockdown while police investigated a shooting incident Tuesday morning.

Paramedics were called to the school at around 8:30 a.m.

Police say a 17-year-old boy was taken to the hospital in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the wrist.  He was an outstanding runaway and officers came to the school to take him in custody.

Maj. Richard Robinson, commander of the Criminal Investigations Department for Honolulu police, says the boy lunged at officers who arrived and tried to take him into custody.

Robinson says 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.

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

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

Parent were notified of the lockdown immediately after it happened.  The school has been closed for the day and students have been released.

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