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Waukesha Deputy Superintendent discusses shooting at Waukesha South High School

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WAUKESHA (CBS 58) The Deputy Superintendent of the School District of Waukesha says they are extremely grateful to the law enforcement community and to the students and staff at Waukesha South High School. 

"They executed things remarkably, our school leaders did a phenomenal job responding to the events and supporting their staff," said Deputy Superintendent Joe Koch. 

He says they plan to make sure there's staff on hand to always support kids and staff that were at the school on Monday, when the shooting occurred. 

"Kids and staff will process these events differently and at different times. We’re going to want to make sure we’re responsive to what their needs are as time goes forward," Koch said. 

He said they are still hearing from students and staff who were at the school. 

"The takeaways are that we have very good processes and procedures in place, and those are known by our students and our staff, we are fortunate everybody responded the way we did," he said.

"From a proactive standpoint, there will be things we look at, but also how we respond, how we communicate, making sure people are getting the information, accurate information as soon as possible so parents can be put at ease as soon as possible." 

He said he is very proud of everyone who was involved and responded. 

"We live in a day and age where you hope the kids are going to respond appropriately, and the young man in this situation did just that, grateful for the teacher who was in that classroom, a remarkable educator, grateful for the SRO who responded, " he said. 

He said the district's care and concern goes out to everyone who was at the school. 




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