Statement on Shooting at Oshkosh West High School
"I reject the premise that students today must simply learn to live with the constant prospect of terror and violence when they attend school, or go about their lives in any other public space."
MADISON – Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) released the following statement on today’s shooting at Oshkosh West High School:
“Less than 24 hours after the incident at Waukesha South High School, I am profoundly saddened to see my own friends, constituents, and neighbors having to come together to cope with an officer-involved shooting of a student at Oshkosh West. Our community is fortunate that no lives were lost today, and I am deeply appreciative of the staff and law enforcement who acted to keep our students safe.
“As an elected leader, every day I feel the urgency of a public that is looking for answers and deserves leadership from their government officials on reducing incidents like this. I reject the premise that students today must simply learn to live with the constant prospect of terror and violence when they attend school, or go about their lives in any other public space. In Wisconsin and across the country, we are deserving of leaders who are willing to step up and address this growing public health crisis.”
More about the Oshkosh West High School Shooting
- After Shootings Officials Discuss School Safety - Terry Falk - Dec 6th, 2019
- Police Investigating Multiple School Threats - Isiah Holmes - Dec 5th, 2019
- 12% of Students Feel Unsafe in School - Corri Hess - Dec 5th, 2019
- UPDATE: Oshkosh West High School Officer Involved Shooting - Josh Kaul - Dec 4th, 2019
- Gov. Evers’ Statement on Shooting at Oshkosh West High School - Gov. Tony Evers - Dec 3rd, 2019
- School Shootings Raise Safety Concerns - Isiah Holmes - Dec 3rd, 2019
- Statement on Shooting at Oshkosh West High School - State Rep. Gordon Hintz - Dec 3rd, 2019
- Rep. Robyn Vining Responds to Recent Violence and Threats at High Schools - State Rep. Robyn Vining - Dec 3rd, 2019
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