Hawaii ‘school shooting’: POLICE shot in self-defense; unruly teen had only knife

Hawaii ‘school shooting’: POLICE shot in self-defense; unruly teen had only knife

[Ed. – A curse on this gun violence.]

A spokesman for the Honolulu Police Department told reporters three officers went to Roosevelt High School after a 17-year-old runaway showed up at the school.

After police encountered the young man in a school office, he “became combative” and struck two of the officers, the spokesman said.

The 17-year-old pulled out a knife and “began slashing” the officers, the spokesman said. An officer fired two shots at the boy before subduing him.

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Three officers received minor injuries.

Emergency Medical Services Division told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser a 17-year-old boy was shot in the wrist and was taken to the local hospital.

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