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Cop Didn't Need to Shoot Teen at Nevada High School, Family Insists

The boy remained in critical condition Thursday at Renown Medical Center, police told NBC News

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    A Reno police officer stands guard outside Hug High School on the north side of Reno on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 while other officers talk after a Washoe County School District police officer shot a student following a disturbance at the school. Police say the Nevada high school student who was shot by a campus police officer was the only person wounded on campus.

    The family of the 14-year-old boy whom police shot and critically wounded at a Nevada high school said Thursday that the officer should have found a better way to resolve things, NBC News reported. 

    A school district police officer shot the boy Wednesday during a confrontation witnessed by more than 40 classmates at Hug High School in Reno, authorities said. They said the boy got into an altercation with a classmate and began threatening other students with a knife. 

    The boy remained in critical condition Thursday at Renown Medical Center, police told NBC News, which isn't naming him because he's a juvenile. 

    "There are many questions to be answered as to what happened and what could have been done to avoid the use of lethal force," the boy's family said in a statement Thursday.

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