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In this undated booking photo provided Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, by the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office is Grant Fuhrman, of Oshkosh, Wisc. Fuhrman was charged as an adult Wednesday with attempted homicide in the Dec. 3 stabbing of a school resource officer at Oshkosh West High School in Oshkosh. (Winnebago County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Student shot during attack on school officer to face trial

Jan. 17, 2020 11:57 AM EST

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin teenager who was shot and wounded when he stabbed a school resource officer has been ordered to stand trial. Grant Fuhrman, 17, is charged as an adult with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the Dec. 3 attack at Oshkosh West High School. Fuhrman is accused of...

Man sentenced for buying 'new school shooter' gun for boy

Jan. 16, 2020 5:41 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced an Oshkosh man to a month behind bars for buying a rifle for a boy who boasted online that the weapon was a “new school shooter gun.” U.S. District Judge William C. Griesbach sentenced 19-year-old Hunter Nicholson on Wednesday in Green Bay to 30...

Former University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh administrators Tom Sonnleitner, left, and Richard Wells listen during a court hearing in Winnebago County Circuit Court in Oshkosh, Wis. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The two former administrators of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh pleaded guilty to felony misconduct in connection with a financial scandal involving five building projects. (Doug Raflik/The Fond du Lac Reporter via AP)

Former UW-Oshkosh administrators fined in misconduct case

Jan. 15, 2020 7:29 PM EST

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Two former administrators of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony misconduct in connection with a financial scandal involving five building projects. Former Chancellor Richard Wells, 72, and former Vice Chancellor Tom Sonnleitner, 79, pleaded guilty...

Oshkosh father found guilty of causing infant son's death

Jan. 13, 2020 5:32 PM EST

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — An Oshkosh father has been convicted of causing his infant son's death. Cory Lyons, 29, pleaded no contest Monday to first-degree reckless homicide in the Nov. 29, 2018, death of his 7-week-old son. A criminal complaint says Lyons admitted he was frustrated by the baby's crying and...

In this undated booking photo provided Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, by the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office is Grant Fuhrman, of Oshkosh, Wisc. Fuhrman was charged as an adult Wednesday with attempted homicide in the Dec. 3 stabbing of a school resource officer at Oshkosh West High School in Oshkosh. (Winnebago County Sheriff's Office via AP)

$1M bail for teen charged in Wisconsin school officer attack

Dec. 11, 2019 5:43 PM EST

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A 16-year-old Wisconsin boy who was shot while attacking a school resource officer with a barbecue fork texted a friend weeks earlier that he was planning to grab the officer's gun and either shoot himself or the officer, prosecutors alleged Wednesday. Grant Fuhrman was charged as an...

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2019 file photo, Becky Galvan, center, consoles her daughter, Ashley Galvan, a 15-year-old sophomore, with her father Jose Chavez outside Waukesha South High School in Waukesha, Wis., after gunshots were exchanged between a student and a school resource officer inside the school.  The involvement of school resource officers in two separate student shootings this week in Wisconsin highlights the role they can play in a worst-case scenario. While the thousands of officers in schools are dedicated to law enforcement first, they spend much of their days as counselors and educators. In cases of real and immediate threats to students or teachers, however, the rules on use of force are set by the police departments that assign them to the schools. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

In US schools, resource officers woven into daily life

Dec. 8, 2019 10:47 AM EST

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — An imposing presence in uniform at 6-foot-5, Officer Will Chapman towers over students in the halls of Newtown Middle School, but he tries to be as approachable as possible. The school resource officer known as “Officer Will” aims to been seen by each student at least...

Sheriff urges media to keep school stabber's name secret

Dec. 6, 2019 11:24 AM EST

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A 16-year-old Wisconsin high school student who was shot after he stabbed a police officer could face attempted homicide charges, but authorities are asking media outlets to keep his name secret out of fear of sparking copycat incidents. Oshkosh West High School resource officer...

In this combination of undated photos provided by Waukesha and Oshkosh, Wis., Police Departments, show, from left, Waukesha police Sgt. Brady Esser, and Oshkosh police Resource Officer Mike Wissink. Investigators  released the names of the two Wisconsin police officers Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, who injured students in back-to-back high school shootings this week. Esser shot a 17-year-old student at Waukesha South High School on Monday after the student allegedly pointed a pellet gun at another student. Wissink wounded a 16-year-old Oshkosh West High School student Tuesday after the boy stabbed him. (Waukesha and Oshkosh, Wis., Police Departments, Police Department via AP)

Governor: Wisconsin must 'step up' after school shootings

Dec. 4, 2019 5:44 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that after shootings on consecutive days at Wisconsin high schools, the state must increase funding for mental health services at schools — a shift from his past insistence on passing gun control measures that Republicans legislators...

Sarah Rogstad, right, hugs Morgan Rogstad, grade 9, after being reunited at the Tipler Middle school reunification center on Tuesday December 3, 2019, in Oshkosh, Wis. Earlier, police responded to an officer invloved shooting at Oshkosh West High School after an armed student confronted a school resource officer.  (Wm. Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP)

Officials ID police involved in Wisconsin school shootings

Dec. 4, 2019 3:05 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Investigators on Wednesday released the names of the police officers who injured students in back-to-back shootings at two high schools in Wisconsin this week. State Department of Justice officials said Oshkosh West High School Resource Officer Mike Wissink shot and wounded a...

Sarah Rogstad, right, hugs Morgan Rogstad, grade 9, after being reunited at the Tipler Middle school reunification center on Tuesday December 3, 2019, in Oshkosh, Wis. Earlier, police responded to an officer invloved shooting at Oshkosh West High School after an armed student confronted a school resource officer.  (Wm. Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP)

Wisconsin officers on front lines in 2 student shootings

Dec. 3, 2019 6:29 PM EST

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin high school resource officers have found themselves on the front lines in two student shootings in the past two days, underscoring how police in schools can face life-or-death situations and likely adding to the debate over the best ways to respond to school threats. An...