Waukesha South High School is "safe and secure" after a student was shot by an officer for pointing a gun at law enforcement, police say. Other officers arrived at the scene soon after and tried to de-escalate the situation. The 17-year-old student would not remove his hands from his pocket and continued to ignore officer's commands, authorities said.
A student resource officer immediately responded to the classroom where the student was located. "The suspect removed his handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the officers".
One of the officers fired, striking the suspect.
Waukesha South High School, about 20 miles (32 km) west of Milwaukee, was put on lockdown and then dismissed for the day after the shooting, police said. That student was hospitalized and is in stable condition. Other Waukesha officers also responded to the school. Jack said that the initial review indicated that the police officer who shot the teen had followed departmental guidelines. He said the officer who injured the student appeared to have "acted within state statute and department policy", resorting to gunfire only when de-escalation efforts failed.
Police said it was an isolated incident and that they are not seeking any other suspects.