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UPDATE: Dottke High School student injured in shooting with other student blocks from school

UPDATE: Dottke High School student injured in shooting with other student blocks from school

Updated: 9:29 p.m. January 17, 2019

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- West Allis Police have a suspect in custody after a student was shot a few blocks from Dottke High School. 

Both the shooter and the victim are 17-year-olds who go to Dottke High School. The victim has been released from the hospital. 

During the investigation, students were kept inside but class kept going.

The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District released a statement saying:

“The lives the children we serve are complicated by many factors beyond our control. When
something like this occurs in the community, our job is ensure that our students are safe and
supported in our schools. We believe this incident is not reflective of the student body or the positive
behaviors and relationships that are fostered at James E. Dottke High School,” said Superintendent,
Dr. Marty Lexmond.

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Updated: 2:35 p.m. January 17, 2019

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- In an updated press release, West Allis Police said they were called to the West Allis Medical Center for a man who arrived with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

An investigation revealed that the victim, identified as a student of Dottke High School, was shot near 76th and Lapham. 

Police believed that the suspect and potential witnesses attend Dottke High School in West Allis. 

Officers searched the school but did not find the suspect. An investigation is ongoing.

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Posted: 12:44 p.m. January 17, 2019

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A large police presence could be seen around Dottke High School in West Allis late Thursday morning. School officials now say the incident involved a shooting including two students that attend the school.

School officials learned of the incident around 10:15 a.m. and put the school on a security hold until 11:30 a.m. The hold was lifted after West Allis Police determined there was no threat to student safety.

The shooting incident happened about three blocks away from the school.

Police officers did go into the High School to look for a student wanted in connection with the shooting. The student was not in school and has not been located according to West Allis Police.

“The lives the children we serve are complicated by many factors beyond our control. When something like this occurs in the community, our job is ensure that our students are safe and supported in our schools. We believe this incident is not reflective of the student body or the positive behaviors and relationships that are fostered at James E. Dottke High School,” said Superintendent, Dr. Marty Lexmond.

The school is providing counseling support for students and staff that may have been impacted.

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