Teen hospitalized; Gun-holding student shot
Police shot and critically wounded a 17-year-old boy who brought a gun to school and fired a bullet into a wall Monday. The teen was hospitalized with life-threatening wounds.
Good for the coppers. A little higher and to the left next time, though...
No one else was hurt. Police said they were trying to establish a motive for the incident, which took place in a third-floor science classroom at Lewis and Clark High School. "He was angry at everything. He was making threats about everything," said Police Chief Roger Bragdon.
Now he can be angry over his new ventilation system...
Police negotiated with the boy for about an hour and a half, then "at some point he just decided he was not going to talk anymore and got aggressive," Bragdon said. The boy pulled out the gun and officers shot him.
"Duh! I are a tough guy! Wanna see my rod?"
"No." [BANG!]
Earlier, about 2,000 students and staff were evacuated from the school after the boy entered the classroom and fired a shot from the 9mm semi-automatic into a wall. The boy ordered the teacher and at least three students to leave and sprayed the room full of retardant from fire extinguishers.
Posted by: Fred Pruitt 2003-09-23