Trial Starts For Man Accused Of Stabbing Oshkosh West School Resource Officer

The trial of a former Oshkosh West High School student charged with trying to kill a school resource officer in 2019 is underway.

Grant Fuhrman, who was 16 at the time of the attack, Is charged with attempted 1st degree intentional homicide for the December 3, 2019 attack on Officer Michael Wissink.

12 jury members and 3 alternates were picked yesterday in Winnebago County Circuit Court for the trial that’s expected to last up to 3 weeks.

In the attack, Fuhrman repeatedly stabbed Wissink in the officer’s school office.

The officer shot Fuhrman once to stop the attack. Both were taken to the hospital.

The incident caused the school to be evacuated and classes were canceled for two days.

Fuhrman’s trial was set to start last May, but the Uvalde school shooting in Texas caused Fuhrman’s attorney to feel like it would be difficult to find a jury that wasn’t
biased in the aftermath of the tragedy.

Fuhrman has said he didn’t intend to kill the officer but just wanted his gun.

Furhman is being held in Winnebago County jail on a $1 million cash bond.