Threat ‘neutralized’ after active shooting reported at Wisconsin school

No injuries were reported ‘with the exception of the alleged assailant’

Kelly Rissman
Wednesday 01 May 2024 21:43 BST
Active shooter at Wisconsin middle school

A Wisconsin school district was plunged into lockdown on Wednesday following an active shooter at the middle school, before the threat was “neutralized” outside of the building.

Around 11am on Wednesday morning, Mount Horeb Area School District Superintendent Steve Salerno issued a warning that there had been an active shooter outside the middle school.

The individual did not manage to breach entryway into to the school, the superintendent wrote in a Facebook post.

The shooting threat plunged the school and wider district under a shelter in place order, with locals urged to stay away from the school.

By 11.47am, the threat had been “neutralized” outside of the school building and law enforcement officers were “circulating throughout the middle school to confirm the safety of all students”.

There were no reports of anyone being injured in the incident “with the exception of the alleged assailant,” the superintendent wrote.

The suspect has not been named and the details of the incident remain unclear.

Law enforcement on the scene at Mount Horeb Middle School
Law enforcement on the scene at Mount Horeb Middle School (Fox26)

After noon, a preliminary search of the middle school had “not yielded additional suspects,” Dr Salerno wrote.

“Once we confirm the safety of all we will begin the process of reunification offsite with families,” he said.

“You would be so proud of our students and staff, and we’re so grateful for our first responders.”

Mount Horeb is located about 20 miles outside of Madison.

The Independent has contacted the Mount Horeb Police Department for comment.

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