Student, officer injured in 2nd Wisconsin high school shooting in 2 days

Elias Hubbard
December 3, 2019

Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack said around 10:15 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, a student at the school reported that another student brought a handgun to school - and was in possession of it.

This is the second shooting at a high school in Wisconsin in two days.

Waukesha police plan to hold a news conference at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 regarding the shooting incident that happened at Waukesha South High School on Monday. We do not know the extent of their injuries. The student was hospitalized in stable condition, police said. It was also not clear what weapon the student had. They will not say what led up to the confrontation.

Oshkosh West is on lockdown.

High school administrators did not immediately return calls for comment. The school has been locked down. The officer tried to "deescalate" the situation, ordering the student to show his hands, but the student allegedly responded by keeping them in his pockets. Armed school resource officers have rarely prevented a school shooting.

'The student and officer were both injured and transported to local hospitals.

This incident is being turned over to the State Department of Criminal Investigations, police say.

No other information was available, she said. Armed school resource officers have rarely prevented a school shooting.

The incident happened at Oshkosh West High School in Winnebago County, about 75 miles northwest of Milwaukee.

"It was really scary". "I feel really sorry for our kids that they have to go to school in this environment". "So I just ran". He said police were on scene in minutes. Authorities have not said if other students were in the classroom during the ensuing standoff. They said there was no danger to UWO.

The shooting at Oshkosh West comes one day after an officer shot a 17-year-old student at Waukesha South High School. Officials had received reports that the student had a handgun.

A separate incident at a different school in the same city saw a 15-year-old boy taken into custody after police found him with a replica firearm later at his home, according to a police press release.

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