A Honolulu high school is on lockdown after a school shooting in Hawaii. Police officers responded to an emergency call of shots fired at Roosevelt High School at approximately 8:30 am local time. Two victims were reportedly transported from the Nehoa Street school near Punchbowl.
Update 4:46 pm – Honolulu police officers shot a 17-year-old runaway in the wrist after the teen suspect reportedly punched two law enforcement officers and cut another with a knife. According to Hawaii State Department of Education representative Donalyn Dela Cruz, the runaway was recognized by school officials who knew the teenager was not registered for classes at Roosevelt High School. Hawaii is only one of 12 states where a school shooting has not occurred or no one had entered the campus with a weapon and an intent to shoot.
Roosevelt High School is home to approximately 1,400 students. An emergency alert set to parents after the Hawaii school shooting reads:
“The situation at Roosevelt is under control. The Honolulu Police Department is wrapping up their investigation. Again, the situation is under control. Please remain calm.”
Students and parents frantically tried to reach one another via cell phone during the lockdown. The Roosevelt High School parking lot remained blocked off as Honolulu police officers complete their investigation. Parents have gathered along the edges of the campus to await word on the two school shooting victims and to gather their children.
Honolulu police officers reportedly have the Roosevelt High School shooting suspect in custody. It is not currently know if the Hawaii shooting victims are students or staff.
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