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VIDEO | Portion of Hwy 60 to close as parents head to reunite with children at Slinger Middle School

May 27, 2022 – Slinger, WI – A portion of Highway 60 at Lou’s Way and Hwy 175 will be closed around 2:15 p.m. Friday afternoon, May 27, 2022, as parents of Slinger Middle School students make their way from at staging area at Kettle Moraine Bowl to the school to unite with their children.

Richfield Fire Tony Burghardt announced Slinger Middle School has been cleared and there are no injuries at this time following a tense situation after there were unconfirmed reports of a student with a gun.

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All clear issued by Washington County Sheriff, “1:50 p.m. UPDATE: An All-Clear has been issued for Slinger Middle School. Parents who have assembled at Kettle Moraine Bowl will be escorted by Wisconsin State Patrol at 2:00 p.m. to the lower parking lot of the school. Any parent responding after 2:00 p.m. can report to the school’s lower parking lot. That is all that will be reported at this time.”

Slinger School Board president Ken Strupp, speaking one-on-one with WashingtonCountyInsider.com, said he spoke with police on scene just before 1 p.m. and they indicated “the situation was under control.”


An email from the Slinger School District has been sent to parents regarding a tactical situation that began at Slinger Middle School around just after noon on Friday, May 27, 2022.

Below is correspondence from the School District as of 12:50 p.m.


UPDATE FROM WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF: Law Enforcement Officers responded to Slinger Middle School to a report of a student with a gun. A suspect has been taken into custoday. 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.
URGENT REQUEST: Slinger Middle School is currently on lockdown. PLEASE AVOID THE AREA. Updates will be posted as they become available. We have no further informaiton at this time.


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