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Teenage boy, 17, shot by police at Honolulu high school after brandishing knife

Published on Jan 29, 2014 3:55 PM
Police tape cordons off an area at Roosevelt High School after a shooting incident in Hawaii Jan 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS  

HONOLULU (Reuters) - A 17-year-old boy who brandished a knife at police officers trying to take him into custody at a Honolulu high school was shot in the wrist by one of the officers on Tuesday, prompting a lockdown on campus, officials said.

The incident at Roosevelt High School began when two police officers attempted to escort the teen - who was described as a runaway and a "non-active student" - off campus, according to the Hawaii State Department of Education.