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Antigo students prepare for prom one year after shooting

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Posted at 6:44 PM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 19:46:33-04

Security and safety are on the minds of families in Antigo this weekend, one year after a former Antigo High School student opened fire outside the prom.

Jakob Wagner, 18, brought a gun to the school and shot two students leaving the prom, according to police. He was shot and killed by officers.

One of the students was injured in the shooting. 

As students prepare for Antigo's upcoming prom this weekend, many in the community say the scars from last year are still visible.

Wagner's mother went on the record shortly after the shooting saying he was constantly bullied at school, and many in the community say bullying is something all parents should be talking to their kids about.

"That affected me because I'm 46 years old and I have a soon to be 5 year old little girl I have to worry about, and hopefully I can raise her to have a smart head on her shoulders and let her know if she's getting bullied to let me know or let anybody know," said Sharon Folk of Antigo. "Don't keep it inside and let it eat you alive."

Some warning signs about Wagner's potential violence were posted on social media before the shooting.

If you're seeing violent tendencies in your friends or children, healthcare experts say you should reach out for professional assistance.