Parents say son wounded by prom gunman doing OK
ANTIGO, Wis. — The parents of one of two students wounded by an 18-year-old gunman who was killed by police outside a Wisconsin high school say their son is doing well after a long surgery to repair his injuries.
A statement Monday from the wounded male Antigo High School student’s family identified him as Collin Cooper. The parents say Cooper has come through a long surgery and will recover with time and effort.
He and his girlfriend were shot Saturday night when Jakob Wagner opened fire outside the school during prom. Police say an officer on patrol shot and killed Wagner.
Cooper’s parents released a statement through Antigo police saying they were thankful for their son’s girlfriend and two other friends on the scene who acted bravely and calmly in light of the circumstances. Authorities said the girlfriend suffered a graze wound.