LACEY, Washington (KING) – Detectives in Lacey, Washington say the North Thurston High School sophomore who fired a gun on campus may have wanted to be shot and killed by the school’s resource officer.
Lacey Police Commander Jim Mack said it may have been an attempted “suicide by cop.”
Mack said the 16-year-old student fired a revolver twice near the school’s commons a few minutes before classes started Monday morning.
One shot went into the ground, the other was into the ceiling according to Mack.
Police said the campus resource officer, a Lacey police officer, was preparing to shoot the boy when social studies teacher Brady Olson tackled the student.
Other staff members, including the school’s principal, helped disarm and detain the student.