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Hawaii school shooting: 17-year-old shot in wrist, high school lockdown in place

A Hawaii school shooting occurred this morning at a local Honolulu high school. A lockdown has been put into place after police officers received an emergency call that several shots had been fired roughly after 8:30 a.m. The Inquisitr reports this Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, that a 17-year-old suspect was shot in the wrist after wielding a knife, while at least two victims have been rushed to a nearby hospital for undisclosed wounds.

Roosevelt High School in Hawaii
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The Hawaii school shooting incident has received an update as of this afternoon that a teen suspect is now in police custody. A 17-year-old runaway was said to have entered Roosevelt High School in Honolulu. He was shot in the wrist after the suspect allegedly punched two police officers attempting to detain him, then proceeded to cut another with a knife he had on his person.

A State Department of Education spokeswoman confirmed that the 17-year-old suspect was not a current student registered for formal classes at Roosevelt High School. The school had a full lockdown in place for several hours while police officers worked to apprehend the gunman and keep students, faculty, and staff safe.

According to the press release on the Hawaii school shooting, Roosevelt High School houses over 1,400 students. Following the frightening incident, an emergency phone message and email alert was sent to all parents and guardians with children attending the school. It was meant to assure that the shooting suspect was now in custody and no longer posed a threat to students.

“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.”

Witnesses said that both students and parents were desperate to find each other in the chaos via cell phones during the school lockdown. The high school’s parking lot was quartered off for at least two hours while police authorities worked to finish their investigation. More information on the two school shooting victims has not been released at this time

“Honolulu police officers reportedly have the Roosevelt High School shooting suspect in custody. It is not currently confirmed if the Hawaii shooting victims are students or staff.” More details are expected to be forthcoming on this frightening incident later tonight.