Officials ID police involved in Wisconsin school shootings
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Investigators on Wednesday released the names of the police officers who injured students in back-to-back shootings at two high schools in Wisconsin this week.
State Department of Justice officials said Oshkosh West High School Resource Officer Mike Wissink shot and wounded a 16-year-old student Tuesday after the boy stabbed him in his office. Wissink has 21 years of experience with the Oshkosh Police Department and has served as a school resource officer since 2017.
Both Wissink and the student suffered non-life threatening injuries. Justice Department spokeswoman Gillian Drummond said Wednesday that she has no information on what led to the altercation.
A Waukesha police officer shot a 17-year-old student at Waukesha South High School on Monday after the student allegedly pointed what turned out to be a pellet gun at another student's head. Police said the boy pointed the gun at officers as they confronted him. The Waukesha Police Department identified the officer who opened fire as Sgt. Brady Esser, an 11-year veteran.
Esser is not the school resource officer at Waukesha South. Police have not identified that officer, who helped evacuate students from class.
Police said the student with the pellet gun underwent surgery and was in stable condition.
Authorities have not released the names of the students involved.