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tonight, several breaking stories. the chaos at an american high school. a knife-wielding teenager. the crowd of students. the officer then firing. police at this hour now looking into this video. also tonight, the urgent manhunt right now. two officers shot. one dead, one critical. a college on lockdown. the deadly fires. and just arson charges. did two teenagers intentionally set the fires? 14 people would die. the daeng rouse driving at this hour. the winter blast across several states. snow, ice, freezing rain. and now, the arctic blast hitting tonight. and crossing the line? the woman battling breast cancer, and what the tsa asked her to allow. tonight, the tsa responding. and america strong. we're with the american heroes,
good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a wednesday night. and we begin with that code red lockdown at an american high school that we learned of late today. after a chaotic and violent scene outside the school library. police are now laser focused on these images coming in tonight. a student waving a knife. reports he had two of them. students all around, refusing to put it down. many of the students running in fear, and then one of the officers firing. the student did survive. he was r reno, nevada, and we begin tonight with abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: tonight, frightening videos from this reno high school capture a student wildly swinging a large knife in the middle of a crowd of kids. >> backoff! >> reporter: now, police are calling out to review more videos that may have been shot like this, showing chaos as the student apparently refuses to drop the knife. a school police officer quickly responds and fires one shot.
old, goes down. the school district confirms he is a student. he is taken to a hospital. >> shots fired with a student down at hug high school. >> reporter: the incident, just before noon, may have started as a fight between two students. >> there was two juveniles fighting. one had a knife. he is the one that's down. the other that took off had no weapons. >> reporter: the entire school immediately went into lockdown. >> officers are going classroom to classroom, looking for potential other victims, looking for witnesses to the incident to make sure that the safe. >> reporter: and clayton sandell joins us now. and clayton, the student with that knife now in the hospital. and was anyone else hurt? >> reporter: that's right, david. we know that student was shot once by the officer. rushed to the hospital. tonight, we don't know his condition. but fortunately, no one else was hurt. david? >> all right, clayton sandell leading us off tonight. clayton, thank you. now, to another urgent scene playing out this evening across the state of georgia. a manhunt now going statewide. a reward has just been issued. after two police officers were
condition. here's abc's adrienne bankert. >> reporter: tonight, a st statewide manhunt for a suspected killer, accused in the fatal shooting of 25-year-old police officer nicholas smarr. smarr and a second offer responding to a domestic call in america's georgia wednesday morning. >> gunshots were exchanged, and the two officers were wounded. officer smarr succumbed to his injuries this morning. jody smith, severely wounded. the suspect allegedly fled the scene. he is considered armed and dangerous with a history of violence and charges including kidnapping on his record. >> this is very dangerous individual. we want him arrested, so he can face the courts. >> reporter: david, police have locked down georgia southwestern state university, searching for the suspect. the fbi is offering a $20,000 reward for his arrest.
adr adrienne, thanks. next this evening, to a major new development to the deadly fires in tennessee. prosecutors have now revealed they have arrested two young people. did they intextually set those fires? 14 people would die. and here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: tonight, those two youths facing criminal charges for allegedly starting the fires that killed 14 people in tennessee. >> this morning, two juveniles were taken into custody by the >> reporter: the young people are accused of deliberately setting the fires in this area of the great smoky mountains, just before thanksgiving. within days, the blaze exploding to nearby towns, damaging 1,700 buildings. some families waiting for days, only to find out their loved ones were lost. the flames narrowly missing dolly parton's dollywood amusement park. the country legend pledging money for each family, and an upcoming telethon. >> we want to provide a hand up. >> reporter: tonight,
arson suspects as adults. >> everything is on the table. >> reporter: david, officials also say the juvenile suspects could face additional charges on top of aggravated arson. david? >> linzie janis, thank you. next tonight, new reporting on that devastating fire in oakland. investigators have now searched the entire building, saying the fire most likely started on the first floor, trapping most of the 36 victims on the second floor. the conditions inside fueling those flames, propane tanks and a blocked staircase. the question now, who, if anyone, is responsible for this? this image of police officers inside the building in october. they'll be asked what they saw and whether more could have been done at the time. next tonight here, to dangerous driving across this country at this hour. and the arctic chill sweeping in. winter alerts in 16 states right now. traffic at a standstill on highway 36 near boulder. icy conditions shutting it down.
here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: tonight, from kansas city to colorado, snow and wind making for a white-knuckle commute. kansas city emergency vehicles responding to multiple accidents on slick roads. while in the northern plains, that 300-mile stretch of interstate 94 finally reopened, that monster blizzard dumped up to 16 inches of snow and the wind created massive drifts north dakota, fighting through the pile of snow blocking the back door. near cannon ball, north dakota, protesters at the dakota pipeline riding out the storm in shelters and a nearby casino. and david, this snow drift almost as high as this second floor balcony. the feel-like temperature, about 20 degrees below zero. frostbite can set in in less than 30 minutes. david? >> all right, alex, thank you. let's get right to meteorologist rob marciano, tracking it all for us. hey, rob. >> reporter: hey, david.
quickly. take a look at where it is. the leading edge of the arctic stuff on the doorstep of chicago and st. louis. problem is with this cold air in place, we have storms coming in, so, tomorrow, a rare low elevation snow event for portland and seattle. could see two to five inches of snow in those cities and they don't do well with that amount of snow. the cold is going to be dangerous in denver. will feel like minus 11. the northeast will see the teens and as cold as 17 and feet like 20 in atlanta. everybody getting their first taste of david? >> bundle up here in the east. rob, thank you. we turn next to charleston, south carolina, tonight, and the first day of testimony in the trial of dylann roof. the self-described white supremacist, who admits to killing nine african-americans at a bible study. they had invited him to join them. abc's steve osunsami from charleston tonight. >> reporter: in this charleston courthouse, u.s. attorney jay richardson was both emotional and poetic, telling jurors "the afternoon was hot
a 13th person at bible study", in this basement at mother emanuel ame church. but little did they know how cold a heart he had. instead of a bible to study, the defendant chose to bring a .45 caliber pistol." 22-year-old dylann roof barely raised an eye on his boyish face, as prosecutors announced that he confessed to the killings in a two-hour-long video. "the defendant left behind a scene nobody can fathom. a racist retribution for perceived offenses against the white race." nine people died in this house of god. at roof's first court appearance, the deeply religious families here spoke passionately about forgiving him. >> i will never, ever hold her again, but i forgive you. >> reporter: today, we heard from a survivor, the mother of 26-year-old tywanza sanders, while she says roof executed her son. she says, "he told our son i have to do this cause y'all are
courtroom in tears, including one of the daughters of ethel lance, who told us after the killings that roof deserves little mercy. >> my sister made a comment, did she forgive him? however, i'm not at that point. >> reporter: roof's lawyer is telling jurors that roof did it all, and the only reason for this trial is because the government is pushing for death while he's arguing for life in prison. david? >> steve osunsami with us again tonight. steve, thank you. next, this evening, to president-elect donald trump, named "t of the year. meanwhile, new reporting tonight on mr. trump's newest picks. among them, a woman many will remember from world wrestling entertainment. and who is weighing in on some of his cabinet picks? mr. trump indicated today, president obama himself. so, what's the white house saying? here's abc's tom llamas. >> reporter: today, the "time" magazine naming donald trump its man of the year. >> it's a great honor. it means a lot. especially me growing up reading
it's a very important magazine. >> reporter: trump once declared "time" would, quote, "soon be dead," dismissing its list of the most infuluential peek as " joke and a stunt." but now he's on the cover, dubbed the president of the divided states of america. the president-elect confident he and his new cabinet will change that. today, retired general john kelly, confirming he's been picked to be secretary of homeland security. general, and a gold star father. his son, first lieutenant robert kelly killed in combat in afghanistan. kelly becomes the third retired general in the trump administration so far. just last night, the president-elect standing with his nominee for the department of defense, general james "mad dog" mattis. >> mad dog plays no games, right? >> reporter: today, a very different type of nominee.
linda mcmahon, to lead the small business administration. the president-elect himself once wrestled mcmahon's husband on television. >> i have asked him what he would think of this one and that one. i take his recommendations very seriously, and there are some people that i will be appointing, and in one case have appointed, where he thought very highly of that person, yes. >> reporter: a striking statement considin "incompetent leader with disastrous judgement." and "the worst president in u.s. history." the white house won't say what advice president obama is giving his successor, but did say this. >> the kinds of people that president-elect trump has chosen appear to have, in many cases, different priorities, different styles. and in some cases, starkly
>> reporter: and tonight, first lady michelle obama speaking out about election night. she campaigned so hard for hillary clinton. >> i went to bed -- >> yes, she did. >> you know, once you do what you can do, you know, then you rest easy. it's -- it's in the hands of the american people. >> and tom llamas is with us tonight. because the president-elect seemed to be softening his stance on undocumented immigrants here. >> reporter: i have the comments right here. president-elect trump saying, we're going to work something out that's going to happy and proud. he went on to say, they've worked here, some are good students, and some have wonderful jobs. and david, you're right. this is a new and softer tone for younger, undocumented immigrants that we didn't hear from will mr. trump on the campaign trail. >> great to have you here in person. tom llamas tonight. we stay on the president-elect now, and washington, d.c.'s new luxury hotel, trump international. raising questions tonight. critics fearing foreign governments are holding events there to curry favor with the president-elect.
correspondent brian ross, questioning officials from bahrain, right there in the lobby, asking, is that true? >> reporter: just down the street from the white house, the president-elect's new luxury hotel seems to be the in in-spot, the place for fortunate governments and special interests to show loyalty to donald trump. today, the kingdom of bahrain rented out the presidential ballroom, atten estimated cost, around $100,000, to celebrate its national holiday. so, we showed up to ask here? last year, different hotel, is this because mr. trump is the president-elect? >> i have no comments. >> reporter: the wealthy kingdom of bahrain certainly has good reason to court the incoming trump administration. its human rights record has been harshly criticized. accused of torture, even threats of rape and other violence against political opponents. outside today, as bahrain diplomats left, they still weren't talking. you don't want to say anything at all? and security men blocked our
washington hotel, he interrupted his campaign to officially open it. and now saying the hotel will be l become even more valuable now that he will be in the white house. last night, it was a benefit for a conservative group with a special guest, the vice president-elect. and next week, the government of azerbaijan has rented rooms to hold a holiday party. >> a lot of governments around the world that depend on a strong relationship to the united states trying to figure out in a trump adm curry favor? >> brian ross with us tonight from washington. right there in front of trump international. and brian, president-elect trump has promised to cut ties with his business when he takes off. we're going to hear from him on this in the coming days? >> reporter: that's right. sometime next week, david. he said he's leaving his business to focus fully on running the country. but of course, as long as he continues to own his company, every dollar of profit this hotel makes goes into his pocket, david. >> brian ross tonight.
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finally, returning to pearl harbor, 75 years later, with the american heroes we honor right here tonight. it is a hero's welcome. >> hello! >> reporter: america's youngest generation, honoring its greatest. ? and the rockets red glare ? >> reporter: among them, stu headley. >> give me five. 95 years young. still capturing young minds. >> planes were diving from every area then a scrappy 20-year-old seaman. he was getting ready for a picnic with his girlfriend before all hell broke loose. hundreds of japanese fighter planes swarmed the hawaii skies >> and we heard, "bam!" and there went the "arizona," exploding. >> reporter: stu was aboard the "west virginia." >> they blew the hatch off, right down by my feet. >> reporter: he dove to safety
>> hottest breath of air i breathed in my life. >> reporter: more than 2,000 of his fellow soldiers died that december 7th. stu defended his country through 13 more battles. 75 years later, stu has returned to hawaii with a group of 15 other survivors. the journey organized by the greatest generation foundation. today, a solemn ceremony, gratitude for these precious few survivors. for that, and so much says, he's the grateful one. >> many of these fellas sacrificed their lives, truly, they are the heroes, not us that survived. >> stu, you're a hero, too, and we salute you, and all of our veterans.
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