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Officers thwart possible school shootings

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/03/19, 12:22 pm

A police officer confronted an armed student Tuesday morning at Oshkosh West High School in Oshkosh, Wisc. Both of them were taken to the hospital with injuries, but no one else was reported injured. On Monday, a school resource officer at a high school in Waukesha, Wis., shot a student armed with a handgun in a similar confrontation.

Were the students about to commit mass shootings? Investigators have not identified the students or said why they brought guns to school. A.J. Raebel, the Waukesha South High School football coach, praised an unnamed student who alerted officers to the threat there. “To the kid that saw something, and said something. You saved many lives today,” Raebel wrote on Facebook.

Dig deeper: From the WORLD archives, read Leigh Jones’ report in Schooled about school shooting statistics.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Wed, 12/04/2019 03:22 pm

    How is it that our culture has taught so many people, when they have an issue, the answer is to pick up a gun and shoot someone?