The media reports that a high school student who had lunged at classmates with a sharp knife in the schoolyard of his high school was shot by police. Apparently, he snapped after being bullied for days. The boy was fourteen years old and his name was Logan Clark. The entire ordeal was caught on camera. He was holding a large blade at his fellow peers.
The school was Procter R. Hug High School located in Reno, Nevada. When asked to put the knife down he refused to. As a result he was shot by a police officer at the school. He now is in critical condition at Reno Hospital.
The fourteen year old’s father posted to Facebook. Where he claimed the entire incident took place because his son was being bullied. In the online post the father wrote,
“To idiots that think Logan was wrong know he was being bullied he is not the kind to back down. He brought the knives because he was gonna be jumped and he was the school knew of this and failed to act.”
Laflamme also castigated the police for shooting the teenager, which he though was wrong. He continued on saying,
“How could they shoot a kid in front of a bunch of other kids? My kid was right there. He could’ve been hurt. My son tried to go help (his friend) and the police told him to back off.”
Police Chief Jason Soto told the reporters that the teenage boy was armed with a knife and threatening the other students while the fight took place. The school is located in a working class neighborhood close to the cities north side. When the student who was armed failed to listen to the police officer’s commands to drop the knife that is when he was shot.
Once the boy was shot the officer began to provide medical attention to the student until the emergency service people arrived. Soto refused to answer any other questions concerning the incident. Other than the gunshot victim their were no other reported injuries.
By the middle of the afternoon the lock down was lifted and all of the students were released to their parents. An officer involved shooting team from the Renio police region interviewed the officer who shot the boy. He was placed on paid administrative leave until the investigation concludes.
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