/Armed student confronts resource officer at high school

Armed student confronts resource officer at high school


A 16-year-old student allegedly stabbed a school resource officer at a Wisconsin high school Tuesday morning and the officer shot the student in response, according to local police.

Both the student and officer were hospitalized after the incident at Oshkosh West High School, the Oshkosh Police Department said.

Their injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening, Oshkosh Chief of Police Dean Smith said at a news conference.

PHOTO: An armed student confronted a resource officer at Oshkosh West High School in Wisconsin leading to officer-involved shooting on Dec. 3, 2019.WBAY
An armed student confronted a resource officer at Oshkosh West High School in Wisconsin leading to officer-involved shooting on Dec. 3, 2019.

No other students were injured at the school in Oshkosh, about 90 miles north of Milwaukee, said police.

The stabbing and subsequent shooting stemmed from an “altercation” between the officer and 16-year-old at the school resource officer’s office, Smith said.

The student used an “edged” weapon in the stabbing, Smith said, but the chief declined to call the weapon a knife.

The officer then shot the student once, Smith said.

PHOTO: An armed student confronted a resource officer at Oshkosh West High School in Wisconsin leading to officer-involved shooting on Dec. 3, 2019.WBAY
An armed student confronted a resource officer at Oshkosh West High School in Wisconsin leading to officer-involved shooting on Dec. 3, 2019.

The officer called for help at 9:12 a.m. and first responders arrived at the school two minutes later, said Smith.

The high school, which has over 1,600 students, was evacuated and has been deemed safe, said police.

Classes are canceled for Wednesday throughout the Oshkosh Area School District, said Superintendent Vicki Cartright.

PHOTO: Oshkosh West High School in Oshkosh, Wisc. Google Maps Street View
Oshkosh West High School in Oshkosh, Wisc.

On Monday, about 80 miles away from Oshkosh, a student brought a gun and a pellet gun to Waukesha South High School in Waukesha, Wisconsin, according to police.

The 17-year-old boy at the school ignored police commands and pointed a gun at an officer, who then shot the teen, said Waukesha police.

The student was hospitalized in stable condition, police said.

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