A 17-year-old high school student in Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha, Wisconsin, was shot by an officer Monday morning after he pointed a gun at officers, police said.
Authorities said a resource officer at Waukesha South High School rushed to a classroom after a student reported seeing a classmate with a handgun. The officer was attempting to secure the classroom by getting other students to safety.
Officers from the police and sheriff’s departments arrived at the scene and were trying to talk to the student to hand over the weapon.
Officers said the student would not remove his hands from his pocket and ignored them. He then removed the gun from his waistband and pointed it at the officers.
The school resource officer, an 11-year-veteran of Waukesha police, was forced to open fire on the student.
The officers administered medical attention to the student and evacuated the others.
A firearm was recovered from the scene.
The student was taken to a hospital and admitted in stable condition, authorities said.
No one else was injured in the incident.
Police said the building was safe, and what happened was an “isolated incident”.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing.