17-year-old student with handgun shot by SRO at Waukesha high school
Authorities put a Waukesha high school on lock down after a student was shot by an officer for pointing a handgun at law enforcement officers Monday afternoon.
Police say a student notified school officials after learning that another student at Waukesha South High School had brought a gun to school. Waukesha is a suburb just west of Milwaukee.
A School Resource Officer was dispatched to the classroom, and was soon joined by other Waukesha police officers. The officers worked to get the other students to safety.
The 17-year-old student, however, kept his hands in his pockets and ignored officers’ demands, police say.
that the student at one point pulled the gun from his pockets and pointed it at the officers.
One officer then decided to open fire on the student, injuring him, according to police.
The student was brought to a local hospital with injuries. His name has not been released, nor the state of his injuries. Authorities say he is in stable condition.
During the incident the entire school was put under lock down, the school district says, and students were dismissed from classes just after 11 a.m. Authorities lifted the lock down just before 3 p.m.
The school district superintendent classes will resume on Tuesday.
The officer who opened fire is an 11-year veteran of the police department, according to FOX6. No officers or other students were injured during the incident.
that one 9th grader who attends the school thought the entire incident was a drill.
"We thought it was just a drill at the beginning," Jackson said. "We were in there for like a whole hour."
On the same day,
after authorities found a gun on a second student, Waukasha police said.
The student, whose name was not released, was found at a home in Waukesha, which is just west of Milwaukee, and has been taken into custody, police said.
Gov. Tony Evers issued a statement regarding the incident on Monday: