An armed student was shot by a school resource officer at a Wisconsin high school early Tuesday morning.
Around 11am EST the Okshkosh Police Department announced a shooting broke out at Oshkosh West High School.
In the incident an armed student confronted a school resource officer, leading the cop to fire at the pupil.
Both the student and the officer were hurt in the confrontation, police say, and transported to local hospitals.
‘The student and officer were both injured and transported to local hospitals. Only one student was injured,’ the police department said.
An armed student was shot by a school resource officer at Oshkosh West High School in Oshkosh, Wisconsin early Tuesday morning
Around 11am EST the Okshkosh Police Department announced a shooting broke out at Oshkosh West High School
No other pupils, besides the shooter, were hurt inthe incident.
Police did not specify what type of weapon the student used.
The school is currently on lockdown and parents have been notified that they can reunite with their children at Perry Tipler Middle School.
Okshkosh West High School pictured above
On Tuesday morning the UW-Oshkosh Police sent out a Titan Alert saying Oshkosh Police are investigating an ’emergency situation at a City of Oshkosh school.’
The incident has been turned over the state department of criminal investigations.
The shooting comes one day after a similar incident in Waukesha, about 90 miles away from Oshkosh West High, on Monday.
In the Monday incident an officer shot an armed male student at Waukesha South High School.
The Tuesday Oshkosh West High shooting comes one day after a similar incident rook place on Monday at Waukesha South High School, located just 90 miles away
Wisconsin police said an officer shot an armed male student at Waukesha South High after the suspect refused to disarm and pointed his gun at officers. Waukesha South High School students find their waiting parents following shots fired inside the school
The student was shot after the suspect refused to disarm and pointed his gun at officers around 10.17am.
The student was hospitalized after he was shot and is in stable condition.
The officer who shot the student is an 11-year veteran of the Waukesha police department.