Oshkosh Police respond to West High School for “issue involving student”

Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 12:11 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2021 at 2:14 PM CDT
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OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) - Oshkosh Police say they responded to West High School for an “incident” Wednesday morning.

At 10:15 a.m., a school resource officer requested emergency assistance.

“Multiple Oshkosh Police Officers responded to the unknown problem,” reads a statement from Lt. Matthew A. Harris. “There was an issue involving one student and the situation was resolved quickly.”

Early Wednesday afternoon, Erin Kohl, the principal at Oshkosh West High School, said administration put the school on what they call a “hold” at about 10:15 a.m. due to an emergency issue with one student, adding a school resource officer was called to assist with that particular student.

The hold meant all students were kept in their classrooms, and police were notified of the incident, which officials say is the district’s emergency response plan.

Kohl said the situation was resolved by 10:45 a.m., and normal activities began.

Police say there is no danger to the public.

If you have information, call police at (920) 236-5700.

In December 2019, an armed student stabbed School Resource Officer Michael Wissink at the school. Wissink fired shots to stop the threat. The student survived.

The student, Grant Fuhrman, is scheduled to stand trial on a charge of Attempted 1st Degree Intentional Homicide in December.

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