Dad of Teen Shot at School Says Video Proves Son Was Bullied: 'He Wasn't Some Knife-Wielding Psychopath'
Justin Clark says his son Logan was hit two or three times in the face by another kid who was bigger than his son.
A Nevada teen shot by police after he brandished two knives on school grounds was routinely bullied by fellow students, his father says.
Logan Clark, 14, was shot by a school district cop during a confrontation witnessed by more than 40 fellow students at Hug High School in Reno, police said.
The officer fired after Clark ignored commands to drop the knives, authorities said.
The boy had a stroke the day after the December 7 shooting and is in a medically induced coma, his father, Justin Clark, told the “Today” show Thursday.
The cop is on administrative leave pending an investigation of the incident.
The dad gave permission for his son’s name and photo to be shared publicly.
His boy had been consistently bullied at school by fellow students who believed Logan had “snitched” on them about an off-campus fight.
Justin Clark said his son pulled out knives last week after a larger classmate punched him in the face.
“He went into a combat situation knowingly with a 14-year-old mind how to solve it, with very little options,” Clark said.
"They keep running at him and antagonizing him and making a scene," Clark said. "He just doesn't want to be attacked anymore. And that's what happened."
"That's not what I'm upset about," Clark said. "I'm upset that he didn't have another alternative, or he didn't spend more time trying to talk my son down."
"Here's the funny thing," he said: "They say they don't carry Tasers because they can be fatal to children or too damaging to children — but a bullet isn't. Interesting. I don't know."
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