Teen Shot By Police After Trying To Attack Students With Knife
Footage has emerged of the shocking moment a 14-year-old boy was shot by police as he wielded a knife and threatened students at his school.
In an extraordinary scene from Hug High School in Reno, USA, the kid, known as Logan Clark, can be seen with his knife drawn and refusing to comply with the police officer’s orders.
After he is shot, the policeman immediately begins to administer first aid. Clark was then taken to hospital where he remains in critical condition.
And as if the incident itself wasn’t nuts enough, Clark’s dad later took to Facebook to defend his actions.
He wrote the following statement: “To idiots that think Logan was wrong know he was being bullied he is not the kind to back down. He brought the knives because he was gonna b jumped and he was the school knew of this and failed to act.”
Outside the school gate, one of the parents, Demick Laflamme said his son Demick Jr was a friend of the knife-wielding student and claimed that he was a “good kid.”
“He is my son’s best friend. He’s a victim and he’s only 15 years old. He’s a good kid. All of his friends like him. Hell, even I love him and I don’t like kids. The kids take bullying into their own hands, and he was shot for it.”
Mr Laflamme also criticised police for shooting the teenager.
“How could they shoot a kid in front of a bunch of other kids? My kid was right there. He could’ve been hurt. My son tried to go help (his friend) and the police told him to back off.”
But Police Chief Jason Soto defended the cop’s actions, stating that the boy was “armed with at least one knife and threatening other students” during a fight at the high school.
The armed student refused to obey the school police officer’s commands to drop the knife so the officer was forced to fire his pistol, “striking the student and…stopping the threat,” Soto said.
“Once the threat was stopped, the officer immediately began to provide medical aid to the student until emergency medical assistance arrived,” Soto said.
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