HONOLULU, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Roosevelt High School in Honolulu, Hawaii sent its 1,400 students home at 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning, following a shooting incident that put the school on lockdown for nearly two hours.
Shots were heard at around 8:30 a.m., when police arrived on campus to retrieve a 17-year-old runaway.
Roosevelt High students being released at 10 am due to a campus incident. Parents are asked to pick up students on the track field. #HInews— HI Dept of Education (@HIDOE808) January 28, 2014
Described as a "non-active student" registered at the school, the 17-year-old allegedly tried to stab officers with a knife.
“Upon seeing the police officers, the male became combative and brandished a knife, which he used to slash at the officers,” the Honolulu Police Department said in a statement. “One of the officers fired two shots, striking the male once. The male was taken to a hospital in serious condition with non-life threatening injuries,” officials said.
Authorities said later that the teenager would be charged with three counts of attempted murder.added in a release. "However, our partnership with the Honolulu Police Department on safety drills played a major role in the success of today’s lockdown."