Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Honolulu "School Shooting"

A young man was shot in the wrist at President Theodore Roosevelt High School in Honolulu on Tuesday morning, prompting a lockdown. The media is reporting every - and I mean every - incident of any kind of school violence nowadays as if it is a "school shooting." 

As you can see from these accounts, this is not a routine "school shooting," but an event in which a police officer shot a young person - maybe not even a student.

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. Source.

Law enforcement sources tell Hawaii News Now the incident began when a Honolulu Police Officer was attempting to pick up a runaway. The runaway then allegedly stabbed the police officer and the officer fired back.
Paramedics confirm that at approximately 8:30 a.m., a 17-year-old male suffered an apparent gunshot wound to the wrist on the school's campus. He was reportedly taken to an area hospital in serious condition. The report from Honolulu paramedics did not confirm if the injured person was a student. The police officer's condition is not immediately known. Source.

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