Video of a knife-swinging student being shot by a cop in Nevada has gone online while the boy was listed in critical condition at a Reno hospital.
Logan Clark, 14, who was identified by his father Justin Clark, was shot by a Washoe County School District police officer at Hug High School, who was responding to reports of a boy swinging a knife among students, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.
"A student is in the hospital, and a thorough investigation is underway," the school district said in a statement.
The school district initially notified the public about the police-involved shooting on social media.
Reno police chief Jason Soto told the Gazette-Journal that the incident began at 11:25 a.m. with a fight between two students. One of those students drew a knife and tried to attack others when he was confronted by the police officer, Soto said, according to the newspaper.
Soto told the Gazette-Journal that the officer shot the student when he refused to drop the knife after being ordered to do so.
"The officer gave verbal commands for the student to drop the knife, ultimately firing his service weapon, stopping the threat," Soto told television station KTVN.
"Procter Hug High School was immediately placed in a Code Red Lockdown, and officers began a classroom-by-classroom canvass of the school in an effort to find witnesses and any other potential victims in the case," the school board and superintendent Traci Davis said in a statement, according to KTVN.
"The district reached out to families via the Connect Ed call system with information about the incident, the lockdown, and the fact that the school was secured during the investigation," the statement continued.
Authorities told the television station that Reno Police and the FBI were assisting the Washoe County Sheriff's Office in the investigation. The officer involved in the shooting was placed on administrative leave, KTVN reported.
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