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Oshkosh West school resource officer receives police escort from hospital

Posted at 12:12 PM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 19:10:42-05

OSHKOSH (NBC 26) -- A school resource officer, who police say was stabbed by a student last week, was released from the hospital Monday.

Officers from across the Fox Valley provided a police escort to Officer Michael Wissink as he was released from the ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah. Officers lined up along the walk way at the hospital's main entrance to salute and applaud Officer Wissink as he left the building.

The escort went from the hospital in Neenah to Oshkosh. The motorcade passed by Oshkosh West High School where faculty, staff, and students stood outside to cheer. Students told NBC 26 that the student body was not required to meet the motorcade passing by, but they say most student chose to come out in order to show Officer Wissink their support.

Police say Officer Wissink was stabbed by a student at Oshkosh West High School last week. Officer Wissink then shot the student and both were taken to the hospital. The teen suspect has since been arrested and faces a possible charge of attempted homicide.

Oshkosh Area School District Superintendent Dr. Vickie Cartwright released a statement Monday:

“We are incredibly thankful to Officer Wissink for his actions last week. Today we had an opportunity to show him how grateful we are for his commitment to keeping our students and staff safe. It is an honor to have such a strong relationship with our local law enforcement agencies and we are so appreciative to the Oshkosh Police Department for having school resource officers in our schools.

Officer Wissink’s actions represent the incredible work of so many in our community, as we partner together each and every day to ensure that our schools are safe and welcoming places for our students, staff members, and families.

Again, we were honored to be able to show Officer Wissink and our law enforcement partners how much we support them as they serve and protect us by having staff, students, parents, and community members participate in today’s motorcade.

Our thoughts continue to be with our families, community, and officers as we continue to heal and grow stronger, together.”