WAUKESHA, WIS. (AP) — The Latest on a suburban Milwaukee high school shooting (all times local):
Police say a 17-year-old Waukesha South High School student was shot and injured by police Monday morning after the student pointed a weapon at the officer.
A school resource officer responded about 10:15 a.m. when told that a student had a handgun at the school.
When the officer responded, he attempted to secure the classroom and get the other students to safety, Waukesha Police Chief Russel Jack said in a Tuesday afternoon news conference.
Waukesha police officers and sheriff’s deputies also responded, where they attempted to get the student to turn over the gun.
The student ignored the officers and eventually pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the officers, Jack said.
That’s when one of the officers shot the student, and officers immediately began lifesaving measures, Jack said. The remaining students were evacuated from the classroom and the school was put on lockdown.
The officer who shot the student is an 11-year-veteran of the police department.
The student is in stable condition at a local hospital. No officers or students were injured.
A school spokesman says a student exchanged gunfire with a school resource officer at a suburban Milwaukee high school.
The suspect is in custody.
Terry Schuster told The Associated Press there’s no threat to Waukesha South High School. She doesn’t know of any injuries to students. She didn’t know the medical status of the suspect.
Waukesha police responded to South High School around 11 a.m. Monday.
Parents gathered outside and hugged students as they streamed out of the school in Waukesha, which is about 18 miles west of Milwaukee.
This is an isolated incident. We are not seeking anybody else we have no other persons of interest. We are in the investigative stage right now as the scene is stabilized
— WaukeshaPD (@WaukeshaPD) 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.
Police in Waukesha tweeted that officers responded to the incident at Waukesha South High School around 11 a.m. Monday. Police didn’t respond to a phone message seeking details or confirmation that a shooting took place.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, citing unidentified school officials, said a student exchanged shots with a school resource officer. A call from The Associated Press to the school wasn’t immediately returned. The Waukesha Freeman reported a male was put into an ambulance.
Parents gathered outside and hugged students as they streamed out of the school in Waukesha, about 18 miles (30 kilometers) west of Milwaukee.
Police said it was an isolated incident and that they are not seeking any other suspects.