Teenage Gunman Shot To Death Outside Middle School

A potential school shooter, a teenager, was shot and killed by police outside a middle school in Wisconsin on Wednesday.

A local ABC affiliate identified the suspected shooter as a 14-year-old. The 14-year-old, whose name or gender is yet to be released, reportedly approached the school with what seemed to be a long gun.

It is unclear if the suspect fired any shots before they were taken down.

The Mount Horeb Area School District said that the armed assailant was not able to breach the entryway at Mount Horeb Middle School. Hence, there were “no reports of individuals being harmed, with the exception of the alleged assailant.”

“Due to safety precautions taken by our Schools, the shooter was never able to enter the building. The collaboration and coordination between our community’s first responders and School District exemplified the highest standards of professionalism and dedication,” said Mount Horeb Village president Ryan Czyzewski and Mount Horeb Chamber Board chair Kara Brandemuehl in a joint statement.

The district said in a statement that “The threat has been neutralized outside of the building. Law-enforcement is circulating throughout the middle school to confirm the safety of all students.”

Governor Tony Evers reacted to the incident by expressing gratitude towards “the first responders who are working quickly to respond.”

He also promised that he is closely monitoring the situation.

“I’ve been in contact with local school district officials to extend my full support for students, educators, staff, and their families as they grapple with what has undoubtedly been a scary and traumatic day for everyone involved. As additional details and information become available and first responders continue their important work, the state remains ready to do whatever we can to support the school district and the greater community,” Evers said, per The Daily Wire.

In a tweet addressing the incident, the governor wrote, “I am praying for the health and safety of our kids, educators, and staff and grateful for the first responders who are working quickly to respond.”