A 14-year-old student at Hug High School in Nevada was shot after he lunged at students with a large knife in hand. On Wednesday morning, Logan Clark was shot by a Washoe County School District police officer — which sent the campus into lockdown for the rest of the day.
Justin Clark, who identified his son Logan, says his son is in critical condition at a local hospital. Clark also alleged in a Facebook post that Logan was bullied before he emotionally snapped. According to Clark, the family is being represented by Reno attorney David Houston.
Reno Police Chief Jason Soto said the incident began at 11:25 a.m. after two students were involved in an altercation. One of those students, later identified as Logan, pulled out a knife and tried to attack others. At that point, a school police officer approached the student and instructed him to drop the knife, Soto said. When the student didn't cooperate, the officer shot him in the shoulder and then provided medical attention, Soto added.
Demick Laflamme, whose son is reportedly friends with Logan, told the Reno Gazette-Journal the boy had been “bullied for days.”
“He is my son's best friend. He's a victim and he's only 15 years old,” said Laflamme. "[He] is over at my house almost every day."
Laflamme said the student had talked about being bullied at school.
"The kids take bullying into their own hands, and he was shot for it," Laflamme said.
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