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Oshkosh teen could face attempted first-degree intentional homicide charge

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OSHKOSH (WKOW) -- Students at Oshkosh West High School will return to class tomorrow for the first time since a shooting inside their school.

Some students and parents came to the building today to gather things they left inside following the shooting.

Ally Robl says she and her classmates are trying to mentally prepare for their first day back.

The 16-year-old Oshkosh boy who was shot by a school resource officer Tuesday after police say he stabbed the officer faces an attempted first-degree intentional homicide charge.

Winnebago County Sheriff John F. Matz told ABC affiliate WBAY-TV in Green Bay that the teen currently is being housed at the Winnebago County Jail.

The teen, whose name was not released, was shot by Oshkosh West High School resource officer Michael Wissink during a confrontation in Wissink's office. Police say the teen stabbed Wissink before the officer shot him once.

"The events at Oshkosh West High School on Tuesday 12-03-19 could be considered part of an epidemic, and that as a nation, most of us recognize something needs to change. In an effort to reduce any potential contagion effect, and not to glamorize the actions of the perpetrator, I am respectfully requesting the Media not make a formal inquiry for his name and photograph. I can confirm that a 16 year-old male from the City of Oshkosh has been arrested by Special Agents of the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation, for Attempted First Degree Intentional Homicide and is currently being housed in the Winnebago County Jail," reads a statement from Sheriff Matz.

Police Chief Dean Smith said authorities dispatched officers to the school's 375 North Eagle Street address at 9:12 a.m. The first responder arrived at west high school two minutes later. In total 75 members of law enforcement from multiple agencies would be on the scene.

The first officer made his way to the school resource officer's room, Smith said. There he found the SRO with a student.

The student allegedly stabbed Wissink with an "edged weapon," according to Smith. The SRO responded by shooting the student once.

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