Student Arrested, Faces Attempted Homicide Charge Following Tuesday Incident at Oshkosh West
The Winnebago County Sheriff has confirmed that the
16-year-old involved in Tuesday’s incident at Oshkosh West High School has been
arrested by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal
Sheriff John Matz said in a statement Thursday that the teenager
is facing a charge of Attempted First-Degree Intentional Homicide, and is
currently being held in the Winnebago County Jail.
Police were called to the school just after 9 am Tuesday morning
after the student confronted school resource officer Michael Wissink in his
office. The student stabbed Wissink, and Wissink fired his gun – shooting the
student. Both Wissink and the student were taken to the hospital for treatment.
Matz said in the statement that he is requesting the media not
make a formal request for the student’s name and photograph so as to “reduce any
potential contagion effect, and not to glamorize the actions of the