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Student, school resource officer involved in shooting, student in custody

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WAUKESHA, Wis. - Waukesha South High School is considered "safe and secure" following a shooting inside the school Monday morning.

Officers were called to the school around 10:15 a.m. after a student warned the school's resource officer that a classmate had brought a gun to school.

Jack said the resource officer went to the classroom to confront the 17-year-old student and get other students in the room to safety.

Officers with the Waukesha Police Department and deputies with the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office arrived and tried to de-escalate the situation but the teen "continued to ignore officers' commands."

An officer with the Waukesha Police Department shot the student. There is no word on the teen's condition.

The officer involved is an 11-year veteran with the department.

Police called this an isolated incident and said the high school is safe and secure.

The shooting put the high school and a nearby elementary school on lockdown. Students at the high school were dismissed for the day at 11:15 a.m.

Waukesha is about 18 miles west of Milwaukee.

We'll update this story once we learn more.

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