Officer fatally shoots Fresno, Calif. high schooler

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A police officer shot and killed…

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a high school student Wednesday after the teenager attacked the officer with a baseball bat on campus, authorities said.

The officer fired after a 17-year-old boy at Roosevelt High School came up behind the officer and hit him in the head with the bat, according to Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer. The dazed officer grabbed a gun from his ankle holster and fired, Dyer said.

“The officer was fortunate that he was able to defend himself,” the chief said.

The reason for the attack was not immediately known. Dyer said there was no history of run-ins between the student and the officer, who was employed by the police department as the school’s resource officer.

The student was described as a longtime Fresno resident who recently transferred to the school.

The officer was being treated at a hospital with injuries not considered life threatening.

The campus was locked down after the shooting. Students were allowed to leave as their parents arrived.

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