"The event that occurred at Procter Hug High School yesterday was heartbreaking for our Hug High family and community," Davis said at the press conference Thursday. She said she would like "to thank our dedicated officers with the Washoe County School District Police Department who acted so quickly to protect the safety of our students. Had it not been for their quick action and professionalism, I truly believe that the outcome could have been much worse for our students." What the Family Says The attorney for the student's family is questioning why the officer used his gun. Lawyer David Houston said the boy is a special needs student who was bullied at school and that he may lose a lung or suffer brain damage from the shooting. The father posted on Facebook on Wednesday night following the shooting, saying his 14-year-old son brought knives to school to defend himself. You have a very mentally unhinged student attempting to keep people away from him by swinging knives in the air, the lawyer, Houston, said. If thats worthy of execution, then I guess Im standing on a different platform than those people that think it appropriate to shoot a child. Police-Involved School Shooting Caught on Camera What Experts Say ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams said investigators will be looking at the chain of events leading up to the shooting, including what prompted the teen to wield a knife and threaten other students and what impelled the officer to pull the trigger. Any time theres an officer-related shooting, theres going to be an investigation. Theres going to be a very serious one here, Abrams said on ABCs Good Morning America on Friday.
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