Shots fired at a Honolulu high school immediately became a lockdown situation Tuesday morning. We soon found out it was a police officer who shot a student.
"I heard someone got shot in the office at Roosevelt. All over the news right now, but I'm alright now," said Carolyn Richardson. "You're not supposed to get these kinds texts!"
Richardson was frantic after getting a text from her 16-year-old son Cadarrow from inside the school.
Shortly after 8 a.m., the school went into lockdown after Honolulu police say a student lunged toward three police officers with a kitchen knife. The officers were going to take the student into custody for being a constant runaway.
"He began brandishing a knife and slashing at officers," said Maj. Richard Robinson of the Honolulu Police Department. "One officer drew his weapon, fired two shots and striking the suspect."
The 17 year old was shot in the arm. The three officers suffered minor injuries.
"They have injuries from being punched and minor laceration from the knife," said Maj. Robinson.
The school board's emergency notifications kicked in.
"Within minutes, parents were notified. There's a robo call situation," said Department of Education spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz. "What happens is parents were notified that there's a lockdown situation and that their child is safe."
Investigators wrapped crime scene tape around the school's front offices not allowing anyone in or out.
"My concern is his safety," said parent Faith Kalamau. "Like every parent, I'm here to see if I can take him out of school and get him home."
School officials released the students at around 10:30 a.m. and several police officers remained to investigate the crime scene. School officials say classes will resume on Wednesday.
Police arrested the 17 year old on three counts of attempted murder. The three police officers involved were all veterans with more than a decade of experience each.
The officer who fired the shots will be placed on paid administrative leave until an independent investigation is completed.