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Roosevelt High Shooting
I hope that nobody innocent was hurt.
per KMJ web site:
On the 1 year anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre that left 32 innocent students and teachers dead - word comes of a shots fired on the campus at Fresno's Roosevelt High.
The school, located at N. Cedar Ave and Tulare Street, was locked down as of 12:00pm.
The unidentified 17 year old sophomore is dead and the guard, a local police officer working at the school as a resource officer, is injured, but is expected to survive. He suffered a 2 inch gash across the back of his head after being hit with a baseball bat.
The student died at the scene despite being given CPR.
The officer was attacked by the student wielding a baseball bat while students were between classes. Its unknown what sparked the incident. But Chief Jerry Dyer said, fearing for his safety, the officer shot the teenager who died at the scene.
The initial attack caused the officer to drop his service revolver and the magazine fell out. At that time, the officer grabbed his backup weapon - in an ankle holster. He fired at least once, hitting the boy.
Chief Dyer went on to say, the officer "was dazed, he staggered, and when he was attempted to get up he fired his weapon at the student".
FPD Chief Jerry Dyer tells KMJ, "the officer is a 10 1/2 year veteran of the Fresno Police Department and had been working at Roosevelt High for the past three years." "The student wasn't immediately known to the officer." "There were at least 5 students that witnessed the incident and at least two probation officers saw the incident", but it doesn't appear that any of those students were in any danger."