RENO — Social media postings about a school district police officer shooting a Nevada high school student waving a knife toward classmates drew an immediate plea from authorities not to rush to conclusions about the on-campus incident.
The 14-year-old boy was reported in critical condition with a gunshot wound at a Reno hospital, Police Chief Jason Soto said Wednesday night.
The teen had been “armed with at least one knife and threatening other students” during a fight at the high school in a working class neighborhood on the city’s north side, Soto said at a news conference.
The armed student failed to comply with the school police officer’s verbal commands to drop the knife, and the officer ultimately fired his service weapon, “striking the student and … stopping the threat,” the chief said.
Don’t people know how to record a video on their phone? Just saw this story on the Today Show and it just makes me shake my head. So Billy has been getting bullied and got into a fight with an older student who got some clean licks in on the kid. Billy decides to be a bad ass and pulls out some knives and lunged at students posing as a threat.
What is a school cop to do? Talk with the kid? Risk your own life if he attacks? Fucking put the kid down. This cop did the right thing by controlling the situation and making sure no one else got injured. Who knows, the kid could have tried to kill himself with the knives. Whether you agree or disagree with me, this kid was dangerous and was a threat to hundreds of students who were observing. Don’t be mad at the cop, be mad at the school for allowing bullying to take place, and be mad at Billy for acting like this.
End. Of. Story.