Student allegedly armed with gun shot by police in school: Authorities

The 17-year-old arrived to his classroom in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and allegedly would not put the gun down, police said.
2:03 | 12/03/19

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evening, and a real scare today at a scare in Wisconsin. A student armed with a gun, students all around. Then an intense standoff with an officer. Authorities then say the student pulled a gun on them. The officers shot him. The school on lockdown. That student suspect surviving tonight. ABC's Alex Perez on the scene in waukesha. Reporter: Tonight, tears and tense moments of panic and chaos at this Wisconsin high school. Students reporting that another subject in the school has a gun on him. Reporter: 10:07 A.M., the first emergency call of a 17-year-old student, who showed up to his classroom at waukesha south high, armed with a gun. I was so scared. Everyone around me was like, "There's no way this is real." It was -- it was just scary. Reporter: Teachers and school officials immediately going into lockdown, students scrambling to hide and take cover. I was, like, scared for, like, my life, because I didn't know where he was, and, like, if he could get into the locker room. Reporter: Officials say a resource officer at the school, along with other officers who responded, tried to get the student to put the gun down. We have him at gunpoint. He won't take his hands out of his pocket. We're in room 220. Reporter: That's when terrified students inside heard gunfire. Officers claiming they were forced to shoot when the teen took aim. The suspect removed the handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the officers. An officer was forced to discharge his firearm, striking the suspect. Reporter: That suspect student later carried out on a stretcher. Horrified parents, trying to reach their kids, relieved the ordeal was over. This is a parent's worst nightmare. It's what Keisha. You don't think it's going to happen here. What a horrible day there. Alex, we know the gunman has been hospitalized. Any word tonight on what drove him to do this? Reporter: Well, David, at this point, authorities have not said anything about the suspect's motive. He's in stable condition. Thankfully, no other students were injured. David? Alex Perez with us tonight. Alex, thank you.

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