An armed student confronted a police officer and both were wounded on Tuesday in the second high school shooting in Wisconsin in two days, both of which prompted lockdowns.
The student was armed with a weapon when they confronted the resource officer, according to Oshkosh police. The student and the officer were taken to hospitals, but no one else was injured in the shooting, Mann said.
Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack said the suspect would not remove his hands from his pockets and then took a gun from the waistband of his trousers and pointed it at the officers. Only one student was injured.
The school resource officer "was forced to discharge" his firearm and officers immediately administered life-saving attention to the student.More news: The United States could be facing a French fry shortage
The school is being evacuated and students are being transported to Perry Tipler Middle School.
The Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation is leading the case.
Stephanie Carlin, who is the mother of a sophomore and a senior at Oshkosh West and a school board member, told The Associated Press that one of her sons texted her to say, "it was insane", but that both of her sons were safe.
"It was really scary". They were copying what they heard happened at Laguna Middle School, but with a different date. They went over the intercom and everyone was freaking out over the intercom. "So I just ran". He told us he saw students running across the street.More news: Fantagio Rookie Actor Cha Inha Found Dead At Age 27
Action 2 News spoke with Pastor John E. Seelman at nearby Immanuel Lutheran Church. He said police were on scene in minutes.
UW-Oshkosh Police sent out a Titan Alert saying Oshkosh Police are investigating an "emergency situation at a City of Oshkosh school".
This incident comes one day after a similar incident in Wisconsin, where police say a student at Waukesha South High School was shot by an officer after allegedly bringing a gun to school. Officials had received reports that the student had a handgun.
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