An officer shot an armed male student Monday morning in a classroom at a suburban Milwaukee high college after {the teenager} pointed a gun at officers, a police chief mentioned.

A Waukesha South High Faculty student knowledgeable a faculty useful resource officer {that a} classmate had a handgun round 10:17 a.m., Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack mentioned. He mentioned the useful resource officer went to the classroom to confront the 17-year-old and transfer different college students in the room to security.

Authorities haven’t mentioned if different college students have been in the classroom through the ensuing standoff, and Jack didn’t instantly reply to an e mail searching for readability.

Waukesha police and sheriffs deputies quickly arrived at the college and tried to de-escalate the state of affairs to no avail.

Becky Galvan, center, consoles her daughter, Ashley Galvan, a 15-year-old sophomore, with her father Jose Chavez outside Waukesha South High School in Waukesha on Dec. 2, 2019.

Becky Galvan, middle, consoles her daughter, Ashley Galvan, a 15-year-old sophomore, along with her father Jose Chavez exterior Waukesha South High Faculty in Waukesha on Dec. 2, 2019.

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The suspect wouldn’t take away his arms from his pocket and continued to disregard officers instructions, Jack mentioned. The suspect eliminated his handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the officers. An officer was compelled to discharge his firearm, hanging the suspect.

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Jack mentioned officers carried out life-saving measures on the student, who’s in custody and in steady situation. The officer who shot the student is an 11-year-veteran of the Waukesha police division, Jack mentioned. He didn’t specify whether or not the officer was additionally the college useful resource officer and has not replied to the query through e mail.

No officers or different college students have been injured, Jack mentioned. Police haven’t mentioned whether or not the student ever fired his weapon. Police mentioned the shooting was an remoted incident and that they don’t seem to be searching for some other suspects.

Andrew Oresick, 16, instructed the Journal Sentinel that he was exterior his Spanish class hanging posters with different college students and their trainer once they heard a commotion.

Waukesha South High School students find their waiting parents and friends and hug after they leave the building following shots fired inside the school, Dec. 2, 2019.

Waukesha South High Faculty college students discover their ready mother and father and mates and hug after they depart the constructing following pictures fired inside the college, Dec. 2, 2019.

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These youngsters begin operating out from the classroom immediately throughout from us, and considered one of them goes: Hes acquired a gun, Oresick recalled. He mentioned their Spanish trainer instantly acquired them into the classroom.

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Mother and father gathered exterior and hugged college students as they streamed out of the college about 18 miles (30 kilometers) west of Milwaukee. Some college students mentioned they took cowl below desks and lecturers barricaded doorways when a drill was introduced. They instructed reporters exterior the college that they knew it wasnt a drill once they heard two or three gunshots.

It was simply actually scary, Alexis Grady, a senior, instructed the Journal Sentinel.

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Faculty shootings have sometimes shone a highlight on the response by guards and faculty useful resource officers. In 2018, a deputy working as a faculty useful resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Faculty in Parkland, Florida, didn’t enter the high college whereas a shooting was in progress; 17 folks died and the deputy was charged for his inaction. Two months after that shooting, a deputy in Maryland acquired a governors quotation for confronting an attacker at a high college in that state.

In Colorado, a non-public safety guard captured a suspect in a suburban Denver constitution college shooting earlier this 12 months, but additionally discovered his actions below evaluate as a result of a bullet he fired handed by way of a wall and hit a feminine student. It later emerged that the college didnt know the guard was armed.

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