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.
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.
|Good for the coppers. A little higher and to the left next time, though... |
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.
|Now he can be angry over his new ventilation system... |
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.
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Posted by: Fred Pruitt 2003-09-23