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Monday 21 April 2014

Policeman shoots school knife teen

The entrance to Roosevelt High School in Honolulu (AP)

Police shot a 17-year-old runaway in the wrist at a Hawaii high school after the teenager attacked an officer with a knife and punched two others.

Roosevelt High School staff recognised the boy as a runaway and called police after he arrived at the school this morning.

Major Richard Robinson, commander of Honolulu police's c riminal Investigations department, said the boy lunged at officers who arrived and tried to take him into custody.

The teenager attacked one a policeman with a knife, leaving a minor wound on his torso, and o ne of the officers fired two shots, hitting the boy once in the wrist. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

The high school near central Honolulu was locked down but pupils were later allowed to leave.

AP

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