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Teen shot by police after knife attack at Hawaii high school

Published 28/01/2014 | 20:22

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Students board a bus in front of Roosevelt High School after a shooting incident in Hawaii January 28, 2014. Shots were fired at a high school in Honolulu on Monday morning, injuring at least one person, and a 17-year-old boy was taken into custody, police said. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW EDUCATION)
Students board a bus in front of Roosevelt High School after a shooting incident in Hawaii
School security and police officers are seen at Roosevelt High School after a shooting incident in Hawaii January 28, 2014. Shots were fired at a high school in Honolulu on Monday morning, injuring at least one person, and a 17-year-old boy was taken into custody, police said. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW EDUCATION)
School security and police officers are seen at Roosevelt High School after a shooting incident in Hawaii
Police cars are seen parked in front of Roosevelt High School after a shooting incident in Hawaii January 28, 2014. Shots were fired at a high school in Honolulu on Monday morning, injuring at least one person, and a 17-year-old boy was taken into custody, police said. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW EDUCATION)
Shots were fired at a high school in Honolulu on Monday morning, injuring at least one person, and a 17-year-old boy was taken into custody, police said

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.

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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 criminal 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 one 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.

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