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Student shot at Nevada school is critical

4 years 4 months 1 week ago Thursday, December 08 2016 Dec 8, 2016 December 08, 2016 7:14 AM December 08, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
ABC News, Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP

RENO, Nev. - Authorities say a knife-wielding Nevada high school student who was threatening other students is in critical condition after a campus police officer shot him.

Reno Police Chief Jason Soto confirmed at a news conference Wednesday night that a school district officer shot the 14-year-old boy after he failed to follow the officer's commands during the confrontation.

Soto said when Reno officers arrived at the high school at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday they discovered the student had been armed with at least one knife and had threatened other students minutes earlier.

Soto said no one else was injured. He read from a statement at police headquarters and refused to take any questions.

Washoe County School District officials said earlier the student who was shot was 16 years old. They say classes at Hug High School will continue as scheduled on Thursday.

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