The Latest: Student shot at Nevada school is critical

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Posted: Dec 07, 2016 9:49 PM

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Reno High School (all times local):

6:35 p.m.

Authorities say a knife-wielding Nevada high school student who was threatening other students is in critical condition after a campus police officer shot him.

Reno Police Chief Jason Soto confirmed at a news conference Wednesday night that a school district officer shot the 14-year-old boy after he failed to follow the officer's commands during the confrontation.

Soto said when Reno officers arrived at the high school at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday they discovered the student had been armed with at least one knife and had threatened other students minutes earlier.

Soto said no one else was injured. He read from a statement at police headquarters and refused to take any questions.

Washoe County School District officials said earlier the student who was shot was 16 years old. They say classes at Hug High School will continue as scheduled on Thursday.

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2:15 p.m.

Police say the Nevada high school student who was shot by a campus police officer was the only person wounded on campus.

Authorities won't confirm if the 16-year-old student was armed with a knife, as another student reported, but they say no one was stabbed.

Reno police Officer Tim Broadway says police are investigating if there were any other weapons involved before the shooting about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hug High School.

The police spokesman also pleaded for people with video of the incident to turn footage over to Reno police.

Broadway says some video that he characterizes as "very disturbing" is being circulated.

But he says it doesn't provide context about what he called "other events that led up to this incident."

The 16-year-old was taken to Renown Hospital Medical Center but the hospital refused to disclose his condition.

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12:40 p.m.

A police official at the scene says there is no active threat, but a Nevada high school remains on lockdown after a shooting that left one person wounded.

Reno police Officer Tim Broadway tells reporters that students at Hug High School are safe after the shooting, which was reported about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Nevada Department of Public Safety Director James Wright says a 16-year-old was shot by a campus police officer, and taken to Renown Hospital Medical Center.

Neither Wright nor Broadway knew the extent of his injuries.

A student, Robert Barragan, tells the Reno Gazette-Journal (http://on.rgj.com/2gbvO5O) two male students were fighting outside the school library when one pulled a knife and stabbed the other.

Barragan says a police officer shot the knife-wielding student in the shoulder.

Hug High opened in 1968 and is named for Procter Ralph Hug Jr., a former federal judge.

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12:15 p.m.

Nevada's top police official says a teenager was shot by a campus police officer at a Reno high school, and a second is sought in what he termed an active investigation.

Nevada Department of Public Safety Director James Wright says a 16-year-old was wounded and taken to Renown Hospital Medical Center in the Wednesday shooting at Hug High School.

Wright says the officer wasn't injured, and the campus is on lockdown while police and sheriff's deputies search for a second teenager who may have been involved in the initial confrontation.

But Wright says it's not certain another person was involved.

The shooting was first reported about 11:30 a.m.

A hospital spokeswoman didn't have information about the condition of the wounded student.

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11:55 a.m.

Reno police say Hug High School has been locked down as officers respond to reports of a shooting.

Reno police tweeted at about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday that officers were securing the scene after reports of shots fired at the school on the north side of town.

Washoe County School District spokeswoman Megan Downs told the Reno Gazette-Journal that the school is on code red lock down and that officials are in the process of notifying parents.

The 911 call came in shortly before 11:30 a.m.

No other details have been released.