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Student in custody after shooting at Milwaukee-area school

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

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. After the suspect refused to remove his hands from his pockets and ignored the officers, he removed the gun from his waistband and pointed it at the officers, the police chief said.

The incident occurred after the student pulled out a handgun and did not respond to the school resource officer's insistence that he give it up. Life-saving efforts were immediately put into action, and the remaining students were evacuated from the school.

The officer who opened fire was an 11-year veteran of the police department.

Parents gathered outside and hugged students as they streamed out of the school in Waukesha, about 18 miles (30 kilometers) west of Milwaukee.

There we no other injuries in the incident at Waukesha South High School. That student was hospitalized and is in stable condition. They say they are not seeking any other suspects at this time. Other Waukesha officers also responded to the school.

"I just am very thankful that we were in a situation where only one person was injured, and that we aren't in a situation that could be much much worse", Reilly said.