The Nevada student critically wounded by a school district police officer took butter knives to school to protect himself against bullies who targeted him regularly, his father told NBC News.
The officer shot 14-year-old Logan Clark during a confrontation witnessed by more than 40 classmates Dec. 7 at Hug High School in Reno, authorities said. They said Logan got into an altercation with a classmate and began threatening other students with a knife. The officer shot him when Logan disregarded commands to drop the knife, they said.
Logan suffered a stroke the day after the shooting and is not responsive, his father, Justin Clark, told the "Today" show Thursday.
NBC News has previously not used Logan's name because he is a minor. Clark approved NBC News' use of his son's name.