Student in custody after shooting at Milwaukee-area school

Elias Hubbard
December 2, 2019

A suburban Milwaukee high school is safe and a suspect is in custody after a "critical incident" Monday morning, police said following media reports of a shooting involving a student at the school.

Waukesha police say one person is in custody after an isolated incident at Waukesha South High School. When the suspect refused to remove his hands from his pockets and ignored the officers, the suspect removed the gun from his waistband and pointed it at the officers, he said. Jack says the officer who shot the student is an 11-year veteran of the Waukesha police department.

This is a breaking news update.

The high school is on lockdown, as well as Whittier Elementary School nearby.

Other officers responded and attempted to start a dialogue with the suspect, Jack said.

Terry Schuster, the public relations director for the Waukesha School District, said she understood it was the school resource officer who shot the student. Authorities have not released any information on who was taken to a hospital. They say they are not seeking any other suspects at this time.

Officials told KTLA sister station WITI in Milwaukee that gunshots were fired inside the school.

Waukesha is a city of about 70,000 residents 20 miles west of Milwaukee.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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