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Student in custody after shooting at Milwaukee-area school (UPDATE)

Waukesha South High School students find their parents and friends and hug after fleeing the shots that rung out in their on Monday. A suspect is in custody after a student exchanged gunfire with a school officer on Monday morning, a spokeswoman for the school district confirmed. (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Waukesha South High School students find their parents and friends and hug after fleeing the shots that rung out in their on Monday. A suspect is in custody after a student exchanged gunfire with a school officer on Monday morning, a spokeswoman for the school district confirmed. (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

By GRETCHEN EHLKE and IVAN MORENO
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A student is in custody after exchanging gunfire with a school-resource officer on Monday morning at a suburban Milwaukee high school, the school district said.

Police officials in Waukesha tweeted about 11 a.m. that officers were responding to a “critical incident” at Waukesha South High School.

Terry Schuster, the public relations director for the Waukesha School District, said she hasn’t heard of any injuries and did not know the condition of the school resource officer or the suspect, who is in custody. She said the school would issue a statement later.

The Waukesha Freeman reported that a male was put into an ambulance. Authorities have not released any information on who was taken to a hospital.
Police didn’t respond to a phone message seeking details of what took place.

Students who streamed out of the school about 11:15 a.m. said there was an announcement about a drill and they began to take cover under desks and teachers barricaded doors. They told reporters outside the school that when they heard two or three gunshots, they knew weren’t going through a drill.

Parents gathered outside and hugged students fleeing the school. Police officials said it was an isolated incident and that they are not seeking any other suspects.

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