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Attorney: Knife-wielding student shot at Hug High School suffers stroke

Parents and guardians wait to pick up the kids outside Hug High School on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 (KRNV/KRXI)

The 14-year-old Reno boy who was shot by a school district police officer underwent surgery after suffering a stroke at a local hospital where he's recovering from the gunshot wound to his chest.

The teen's lawyer, David Houston, said the teen was out of surgery Friday afternoon and taken to the intensive care unit at Renown Regional Medical Center where his condition is unknown.

Houston said earlier Friday the boy had been critical, but stable, and was showing signs of improvement before suffering "a major stroke."

The boy's father hired the prominent Reno attorney to defend his son against any potential criminal charges in connection with the shooting.

Reno police say he was threatening other students with a knife and refused to drop the weapon before a school district police officer shot him in a courtyard.

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