PHOENIX — Three police officers and an armed suspect were injured Tuesday at a Hawaii high school, police said.
The 17-year-old suspect allegedly became combative with officers on the Roosevelt High School in Honolulu campus and brandished a knife.
The suspect, described as a “runaway,” was shot in the arm by an officer. He was reported to be in serious but stable condition.
The three officers received minor injuries. The one who opened fire will be placed on paid administrative leave, which is normal for when an officer-involved shooting.
Roosevelt High students being released at 10 am due to a campus incident. Parents are asked to pick up students on the track field. #HInews
— HI Dept of Education (@HIDOE808) January 28, 2014
An official who answered the phone at Roosevelt said the school was locked down.
About a half-dozen parents, including Carolyn Richardson, gathered outside the school after word of the shooting spread.
“This is really freaking me out,” Richardson told The Associated Press.
Richardson said she learned about it around 9 a.m. through a text from her son, CarDarow, a sophomore.
Her son told her he heard shots had been fired at the school, but that he was OK. She then used her cellphone to video chat with her son. “I told him, I gotta hear your voice,” Richardson said.
Other parents outside the school also texted and talked on their phones to their children.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.