Oshkosh West High School

Resource officer shoots student who stabbed him at Oshkosh, Wis., high school

Dec. 3, 2019
Neither of the injuries sustained is considered to be life-threatening; the shooting is second in two days involving a student and a resource officer at a Wisconsin high school.

A 16-year-old student stabbed a school resource officer Tuesday morning at a Wisconsin high school before the officer shot the student.

It was the second shooting at a school in the state in as many days.

CBS News reports that the student and the school resource officer were transported to hospitals following the incident at Oshkosh West High School, Oshkosh police say. Neither of the injuries was considered to be life-threatening.

The school resource officer alerted other Oshkosh police officers about a disturbance involving the student at 9:12 a.m, Chief  Dean Smith says. The officer said the student brandished an "edged weapon" in an office and stabbed the officer. Smith wouldn't say whether the weapon was a knife. The officer opened fire and struck the student once.

Other officers arrived and began treating the officer and student.

The incident comes a day after an officer shot an armed student at another Wisconsin high school, about 80 miles south in Waukesha. The student was injured in the shooting Monday at Waukesha South High School.

Waukesah police say the 17-year-old student had pointed a pellet gun at another student's head during a fight between the students.

Police say the teen had a gun in his hand when an officer shot him once in the leg and twice in the arm.

Authorities gave the student first aid and stopped the bleeding. The student is in stable condition.

Police found two firearms in the classroom and say both were pellet guns. Police later searched the student's home and found more pellet guns.

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