UPDATE: Student involved in Waukesha officer-involved shooting sentenced to house arrest

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MONDAY 12/9/19 12:52 p.m.

WAUKESHA, Wis. (WFRV) — The 17-year-old student accused of bringing a pellet gun to Waukesha South High School and pointing it at officers last week is scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon.

The student, Tyrone Smith, reportedly pointed the pellet gun at another student’s head in a confrontation. An officer then shot Smith, once in the leg and twice in the arm.

Authorities then gave Smith first aid, stopping the bleeding. Other students were reportedly in the classroom when the suspect was shot but no one else was injured.

The officer involved is an 11-year veteran.

Smith currently faces charges of 2nd Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety with the Use of a Dangerous Weapon, Resisting or Obstructing an Officer, Disorderly Conduct with the Use of a Dangerous Weapon, and Possessing a Dangerous Weapon at School.

According to court documents, Smith’s mother is to co-sign a surety bond. The judge further ordered Smith to have no contact with anyone at Waukesha South or possess any dangerous weapons. He is also to comply with GPS monitoring and remain under house arrest with permission to leave for appoints related to his health or education.

Smith is scheduled to appear in court again on December 17.

Students fighting sparked Waukesha officer-involved school shooting

TUESDAY 12/3/19 1:58 p.m.

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Police in suburban Milwaukee say a 17-year-old student pointed a pellet gun at another student’s head in a confrontation that led to a police officer shooting the teenager.

Police said Tuesday that a school resource officer and a detective began talking with the student at Waukesha South High School after the fight between students on Monday.

Police say the teen had a gun in his hand when an officer shot him once in the leg and twice in the arm.

Authorities immediately gave the student first aid, stopping the bleeding. The student is in stable condition.

Police found two firearms in the classroom and say both were pellet guns. Police later searched the student’s home and found more pellet guns.

Officials release more information following Waukesha school shooting

MONDAY 12/2/19 12:35 p.m.

WAUKESHA, Wis. (WFRV) — A fellow student at Waukesha South High School is being credited for warning officials that another student was armed in a classroom Monday morning.

During a press conference, Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack stated a 17-year-old male student was found to reportedly have a handgun.

The school resource officer responded immediately to clear the classroom. The officer then attempted to deescalate the situation, but the suspect would reportedly not listen to commands.

The teenager then pointed a gun at the officer. The officer, an 11-year veteran, shot at the suspect.

There were reportedly students in the classroom at the time, but only the suspect was injured, according to officials.

Officials say that student is now in stable condition.

School is planned to resume tomorrow. Professionals are going to be on-hand to help Waukesha South High School students.

All students reported safe in Waukesha South High School shooting, suspect in custody

MONDAY 12/2/19 11:10 a.m.

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) — The School District of Waukesha has confirmed shots were fired inside Waukesha South High School on Monday, Dec. 2.

Waukesha police confirm a suspect is in custody and the scene is stabilized.

In a post on social media, police say the shooting was an isolated incident and that officers are not searching for any other person of interest.

According to Local 5 sister station CBS58 in Milwaukee, classes have been dismissed for the day and students are being allowed to leave with their parents.

CBS58 obtained a letter from the school district sent to parents:

December 2, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Today at approximately 10:00am we went into a lockdown. The students and the staff responded quickly as all students were cleared from the hallway and in a locked classroom out of sight. All the students were put into lockdown due to the School Resource Officer (SRO) getting information that a student had a gun.The SRO responded immediately to the situation and got the situation contained in one location. At the same time, as the building was put into a lockdown the Waukesha Police Department responded quickly to the building and the situation. They immediately went to the classroom the student that was suspected to have a gun. The situation was contained to this location and all the students were safe.

Due to this event the students are going to be dismissed early. The dismissal time will at 11:15am.

Again we appreciate all the quick response by the staff and students. The safety and security of all students and staff are a top priority. I will be providing follow-up information later today as I know more information.


Kevin Kitslaar

This is a developing story. We will continue to update on air and online more details are released.

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