Crisis Response - Oshkosh West December 2019

This page has been created to provided support and information to the Oshkosh West and OASD school communities following a safety incident at Oshkosh West High School on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. The OASD will continue to provide information to families via the IC Parent Portal. This page will serve as a secondary information source to house all communication and resources and will be updated in real-time. 

It is a difficult time for our school community as we reflect on and continue to process the traumatic event that occurred at Oshkosh West High School on December 3, 2019. As previously communicated, the officer-involved shooting that took place was an isolated incident, and no other students or adults were involved. However, we all understand the very real fear and safety concerns that impacted our school community as we were faced with this difficult situation. 

Communication to Families

Counseling Support Services Available

As we continue to process this experience, we want to inform you of various resources and supports that are in place and available to students, staff, and families. The Oshkosh Area School District will have mental health support available throughout the district from counselors, social workers and psychologists. These services will be available to all students and families beginning Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at multiple locations throughout the District, see flyer for more information: PDF - Counseling Support for OASD Students/Families on 12.04.19

Because it is difficult to predict how anyone will react to a traumatic event, we are prepared to support students in their varied responses. Additional resources, including local phone numbers of support agencies, are also available online at OASD Mental Health Resources >> Community Resources

National Resources: