Student armed with knife shot by school resource officer at Oshkosh West HS

NOW: Student armed with knife shot by school resource officer at Oshkosh West HS

Updated: 9:39 p.m. on Dec. 4, 219

OSHKOSH, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The school resource officer involved in a shooting in Oshkosh Tuesday has been identified as Officer Michael Wissink. 

Wissink was confronted by a student who had a weapon, and he shot the student. 

Both were injured, but are expected to be okay. The entire school was evacuated, and classes were canceled on Wednesday.


Updated: 5:36 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2019

OSHKOSH, Wis. (CBS 58) -- It’s a scene that’s become all too familiar.

Cellphone video shows Oshkosh West High School students run frantically out of the building towards safety.

“All of a sudden, a woman ran in and she said just run, run as fast as you can,” said Evelyn Green, student Oshkosh West High School student.

Police responded to the high school after a 16-year-old student, who was armed, confronted a school resource officer.

They got into an altercation.

“The student produced a weapon and stabbed the officer, at which time the officer fired on the student, striking the student one time,” said Dean Smith, Oshkosh Chief of Police.

The school went into lockdown mode.

Frightened students tried to get in contact with their parents. “I was scared, I texted my mom and my brother, 'cause I wasn’t sure I’d ever see them again.”

Parents and students were reunited at nearby Perry Tipler Middle School.

Many of them were relieved, but visibly shaken-up. “One of your worst fears, your children in danger. For this to happen in Oshkosh....just grateful that they’re okay,” a parent said.

Both the officer and the student are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The State Department of Criminal Investigation is conducting the investigation.

All Oshkosh District classes are canceled on Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Posted: 10:07 a.m. on December 3, 2019

OSHKOSH, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Oshkosh West High School was on lockdown following an officer-involved shooting on Tuesday, Dec. 3. 

According to police, a student confronted a school resource officer with a knife and both the student and officer were injured in the shooting and taken to area hospitals. 

No other students were injured. 

The school was evacuated and students were transported to Perry Tipler Middle School. Parents met with their children there. 

The incident has been turned over to the State Department of Criminal Investigations who will conduct the investigation. 

This is a developing story. Stick with CBS 58 on air and online for updates. 

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