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Mosque opened doors to students during Oshkosh West shooting

Posted at 12:19 PM, Dec 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 08:12:07-05

OSHKOSH (NBC 26) -- During an officer-involved shooting at Oshkosh West High School, other organizations stepped in to help, including a local mosque.

Security video from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community shows an Oshkosh West student, 17-year-old Duaa Ahmad, opening the doors of the mosque and ushering other students inside. The Oshkosh Fire Department thanked local religious organizations for offering their buildings as a site of safety for people who evacuated the school during the shooting.

Some students ran out of the school Tuesday after police say a school resource officer shot a teen who had stabbed him. Both the teen and the officer, identified as Officer Michael Wissink, were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Winnebago County Sheriff confirmed Thursday that the teen is now in county jail and faces a charge of attempted homicide.