Governor Scott Walker commented Monday morning on the weekend’s Antigo prom shooting. Teenage shooter Jakob Wagner was shot and killed by police after he injured two students outside the high school prom. Wagner was a 2015 graduate of Antigo High School, and a classmate told USA Today that he was severely bullied in middle school and to a lesser degree in high school.
Walker noted that he and his wife, Tonette, attended an event Sunday evening for Generations Against Bullying, a group. Tonette Walker serves on the organization’s board. The governor noted that his administration has put additional resources into mental health services.
AUDIO: Governor Scott Walker (2:12)
“All of these things got to tie together,” the governor said. “When you think of bullying, when you think of mental health issues, when you think of just the tone that we see across the country in terms of the anger that we hear, not just in politics but elsewhere. There’s got to be a better way of helping people get along with each other.”
Antigo police have a press conference scheduled for 2:00 Monday afternoon.