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UPDATE: Tactical situation at Slinger Middle School

May 27, 2022 – 12:51 p.m. – The Washington County, WI, Sheriff has issued the following statement, “UPDATE: Law Enforcement Officers responded to Slinger Middle School to a report of a student with a gun. A suspect has been taken into custody. There are no injuries. No gun has been located but the school remains on lockdown while a search of the school is conducted. Parents should meet at the staging area at Kettle Moraine Bowl. There is nothing further at this time.”

May 27, 2022 – 12:48 p.m. – The Slinger School District issued the following email:


May 27, 2022 – Slinger, WI – There is a tactical situation underway at Slinger Middle School, 521 Olympic Dr, Slinger, WI.

Tactical situation
Photo courtesy Ruth Marks

According to the Washington County, WI, Sheriff, “URGENT REQUEST: Slinger Middle School is currently on lockdown. PLEASE AVOID THE AREA. Updates will be posted as they become available.”

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UPDATE: Staging is currently at Kettle Moraine Bowl on Highway 60. An armored vehicle has been brought in and there is a helicopter above the area.

Washington County Sheriff, WI, scanner call:


Calls have been placed to the school administration.

Details will be posted when confirmed.

This is a working story, and more information will be posted when details are available.

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