Armed student, officer injured at Wisconsin high school

Clay Curtis
December 3, 2019

Police say they have identified the teen believed to have written a message last month in a San Luis Obispo High School bathroom warning of a school shooting.

Around 11am EST the Okshkosh Police Department announced a shooting broke out at Oshkosh West High School. About 1,700 students are enrolled at the school. The student and officer were both injured and transported to local hospitals. Police said the student pulled out a handgun and did not respond to the school resource officer's insistence that he give it up. The school resource officer promptly responded to a classroom and tried to secure the scene by getting other students to safety.

School shootings have occasionally shone a spotlight on the response by guards and school resource officers. The school is now locked down and parents can be reunited with their children at Perry Tipler Middle school.

The Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation is handling the incident. Only one student was injured.

The shooting comes one day after a similar incident in Waukesha, about 90 miles away from Oshkosh West High, on Monday.

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After reuniting with her mother at the nearby middle school, Evelyn said: "They told us they were going to tell us what was happening, but they never did". They went over the intercom and everyone was freaking out over the intercom. "Everyone over the intercom was just like run, run, run".

"I was walking in the hall, and a teacher shoved me into a classroom, and we started barricading the doors, and we all huddled in the corner, and there were gunshots", he said.

UW-Oshkosh Police sent out a Titan Alert saying Oshkosh Police are investigating an "emergency situation at a City of Oshkosh school".

Action 2 News has crews at the school.

At around 10 a.m. on Monday, a police officer at Waukesha South High School shot a male student allegedly armed with a gun. Officials had received reports that the student had a handgun. The 17-year-old boy was wounded.

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