Officer shoots boy, 17, in wrist at Hawaii school

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Students leave Roosevelt High School after a school shooting on campus, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Honolulu. A 17-year-old student was shot by police in a counselor’s office after he pulled a knife and cut one of the officers. The student was taken to a local hospital. State Department of Education spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said the boy showed up Tuesday morning at the school and officials there recognized him as a runaway who was not registered for classes, and called police. Maj. Richard Robinson, commander of the Honolulu Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, said the boy lunged at officers who arrived at the public high school near downtown Honolulu and tried to take him into custody. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Students leave Roosevelt High School after a school shooting on campus, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Honolulu. A 17-year-old student was shot by police in a counselor’s office after he pulled a knife and cut one of the officers. The student was taken to a local hospital. State Department of Education spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said the boy showed up Tuesday morning at the school and officials there recognized him as a runaway who was not registered for classes, and called police. Maj. Richard Robinson, commander of the Honolulu Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, said the boy lunged at officers who arrived at the public high school near downtown Honolulu and tried to take him into custody. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Police respond to the campus of Roosevelt Hight School, after a shooting, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Honolulu. A police officer shot a 17-year-old runaway in the wrist at the high school after the teen cut one officer with a knife and punched two others, authorities said. State Department of Education spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said the boy showed up Tuesday morning at Roosevelt High School. Officials there recognized him as a runaway who was not registered for classes, and called police. Maj. Richard Robinson, commander of the Honolulu Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, said the boy lunged at officers who arrived at the public high school near downtown Honolulu and tried to take him into custody. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

This Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 photo shows the entrance to Roosevelt High School in Honolulu. A police officer shot a 17-year-old runaway in the wrist at the high school after the teen cut one officer with a knife and punched two others, authorities said. State Department of Education spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said the boy showed up Tuesday morning at Roosevelt High School. Officials there recognized him as a runaway who was not registered for classes, and called police. Maj. Richard Robinson, commander of the Honolulu Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, said the boy lunged at officers who arrived at the public high school near downtown Honolulu and tried to take him into custody. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Students leave school at Roosevelt High School after a school shooting on campus, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Honolulu. A police officer shot a 17-year-old runaway in the wrist at the high school after the teen cut one officer with a knife and punched two others, authorities said. State Department of Education spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said the boy showed up Tuesday morning at Roosevelt High School. Officials there recognized him as a runaway who was not registered for classes, and called police. Maj. Richard Robinson, commander of the Honolulu Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, said the boy lunged at officers who arrived at the public high school near downtown Honolulu and tried to take him into custody. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Students look for their parents after they were released from Roosevelt High School after a school shooting on campus, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Honolulu. A police officer shot a 17-year-old runaway in the wrist at the high school after the teen cut one officer with a knife and punched two others, authorities said. State Department of Education spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said the boy showed up Tuesday morning at Roosevelt High School. Officials there recognized him as a runaway who was not registered for classes, and called police. Maj. Richard Robinson, commander of the Honolulu Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, said the boy lunged at officers who arrived at the public high school near downtown Honolulu and tried to take him into custody. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

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HONOLULU (AP) — A police officer shot a 17-year-old runaway in the wrist Tuesday morning at a Hawaii high school after the teen cut one officer with a knife and punched two others, authorities said.

State Department of Education spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said the boy showed up at Roosevelt High School near downtown Honolulu, and officials there recognized him as a runaway and called police. The boy had been a student at the public school before but wasn’t registered for classes there this semester, she said.

Honolulu police Maj. Richard Robinson said officers arrived at the school and tried to take the boy into custody, but he lunged at them.

The teen attacked one of the officers with a kitchen knife, leaving him with a minor cut on his torso, Robinson said. He also hit two other officers, but neither suffered serious injuries.

One of the officers then fired two shots, hitting the boy once in the wrist. The teen was taken to a hospital in serious condition, EMS spokeswoman Shayne Enright said. His injuries were not life-threatening.

The incident prompted a lockdown at Roosevelt, which has an enrollment of nearly 1,400.

The officer who fired is administrative leave during an investigation, Robinson said.

Tenari Maafala, president of the statewide police officers union, said the knife posed a clear threat and officers are trained to stop a threat, regardless of the suspect’s age.

“They didn’t come here looking to shoot somebody,” said Maafala, who went to the school as part of the Honolulu police peer support

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