Second Teen Shot in Shootings at Two Different Schools in Same Week
For the second time in just a matter of days, a 16-year-old was shot after the teen stabbed a resource officer.
Neither the officer or the student seem to have sustained any life-threatening injuries, but it presents a real problem of students bringing weapons to school because this is the second time that an officer has had to discharge his firearm at a student this week.
According to KFVS12,
Oshkosh Police Chief Dean Smith said he didn’t believe the officer or the student suffered life-threatening injuries. He said the officer shot the teenager once but that he didn’t know how many times the officer fired. The Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation is handling the investigation.
The incident took place around 9 a.m. at Oshkosh West High School, a school of 1,700 students. Smith said the student was in the officer’s office when they got into an “altercation.” The boy produced an “edged weapon” — Smith declined to elaborate — and stabbed the officer, who fired his 9-millimeter pistol. The officer then called for help.
It wasn’t clear what prompted the attack, with Smith deferring most questions to the investigation. Smith said the resource officer — like all resource officers in Oshkosh schools — is also a police officer.
The school was locked down, and parents were later reunited with their children at a nearby middle school.
This shooting takes place following another shooting on Monday in Milwaukee. An officer confronted a student who had a gun and ended up shooting the student after refusing to drop the weapon.
Of course, Democrats are going to use these incidents as a call for gun control, but really that’s not the issue. The officers who had to fire on the students may have saved many lives by having their firearms on them. Once again, the issue isn’t guns, it’s people.