Student threat triggers lockdowns in Slinger
The student may have yelled about having a gun while in the hallway.
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Three schools in Slinger were locked down on Friday when a student standing in the hallway of the middle school reportedly yelled about having a gun.
The Washington Co. Sheriff’s Office confirmed responding to Slinger Middle School after a report that a child had a weapon. Authorities noted that no gun has been located. As of 1 p.m., they were continuing with their search of the building.
In a statement to families shortly after the lockdowns began, the district told them, “At this point, it is still an active investigation but we believe this may have been a case of a foolish statement coming from a possibly joking manner,” TMJ4 reported.
A suspect was taken into custody, the Sheriff’s Office stated. It did not indicate whether the suspect was a student.
No injuries were reported, authorities added.
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