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Governor urges bully discussion after prom shooting

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ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker is calling for more discussion about bullying in the wake of a shooting outside a high school prom in northern Wisconsin.

Authorities say 18-year-old Jakob E. Wagner shot and injured two prom-goers outside the school with a high-powered rifle before police killed him Saturday evening.

Asked about gun control Monday, Walker told reporters the bigger issue is how to deal with individuals like Wagner.

He says he has heard news reports that Wagner was bullied and that rather than imposing more controls on firearms, authorities should address bullying and mental health, as well as teaching students how to resolve disagreements peacefully.

Walker says he doesn't think he's heard anyone talk about banning rifles in Wisconsin, saying, "if you did, you wouldn't have hunting here."


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