Student in custody after shooting at Wis. school

Students and parents stand outside Waukesha South High School after a shooting on campus on Dec. 2 2019

Police in Waukesha tweeted about 11 a.m. that officers were responding to a "critical incident" at Waukesha South High School. When the suspect refused to remove his hands from his pockets and ignored the officers, the suspect removed the gun from his waistband and pointed it at the officers, he said.

The Waukesha Police Department said on Twitter that a staging area had been set up at the Pick 'n Save grocery store near the school.

A report says that on the same day that an officer-involved shooting happened at Waukesha South High School, another high school in the city went on lockdown.

Authorities said that a student notified administrators after hearing that a student was in possession of a handgun at school.

School district Superintendent Todd Gray said, "This is a superintendent's worst nightmare", during a news conference. The Waukesha Freeman reported a male was put into an ambulance. They didn't immediately respond to a phone message seeking additional detail.

Students who streamed out of the school about 11:15 a.m. said there was an announcement about a drill and they began to take cover under desks and teachers barricaded doors.

Officials told KTLA sister station WITI in Milwaukee that gunshots were fired inside the school.



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