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Milwaukee police arrest parent involved in Wisconsin Lutheran High School shooting

Milwaukee police arrested the 37-year-old parent who fired shots outside Wisconsin Lutheran High School on January 15. The man fired his weapon during a parking lot argument between several teenagers.

According to police, two girls were involved in an altercation at the high school during a January 15 basketball game around 7:30 p.m. Police say one of the girls involved in the fight is a Wisconsin Lutheran High School student, and the other girl attends another school. Both girls were escorted out of the building at different times, but police say they both returned to the parking lot to pick up where they left off.

The parking lot fight started by these girls involved several individuals, including one parent. Police say the father of one of the female students pulled out a gun and shot a 15-year-old boy, who was not a student at either of the schools playing in Thursday night's game. Family members took the teen to a local hospital and police say his wound is non-life threatening. A Wisconsin Lutheran High School teacher was grazed by that same bullet while trying to break up the fight. The teacher did not need medical treatment.

Police say they arrested the 37-year-old parent on January 19 at a house on the north side of Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Police Department will forward this case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.

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