Socastee High police officer gets national award

SOCASTEE, S.C. (AP) — A police officer who stopped a teen with a gun and two pipe bombs last September at Socastee High School is being honored for his actions.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports the National Association of School Resource Officers is giving Erik Karney an award for valor Tuesday in Orlando, Fla.

Authorities say Karney was in his office on September 21 when a 15-year-old student came in and pointed a gun at him.

Police say Karney wrestled the weapon from the teen after he fired a shot.

Investigators say the teen wanted to die after killing a number of students in an attack similar to the 1999 attack that killed 13 at Columbine High School.

The teen is awaiting trial as an adult.

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Information from: The Sun News, http://www.thesunnews.com/

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