State Rep. Shelia Stubbs
Press Release

Representative Shelia Stubbs’ Statement on Mount Horeb Active Shooter


By - May 2nd, 2024 02:25 pm

MADISON, WI – In the wake of an active shooter incident at Mount Horeb Middle School on May 1, 2024, Representative Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) released the following statement:

“Yesterday in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, students and staff at Mount Horeb Middle School faced the terrifying threat of an active shooter. I applaud the awareness and quick action of the students, staff, and local law enforcement. Thanks to their vigilance and to investments in school safety measures made throughout the district, the shooter was never able to enter the building. No one, aside from the suspect, was harmed.

My heart and prayers go out to the students, parents, school staff, and the Mount Horeb community who were subjected to this traumatic event, and I hope that the community is able to heal and process this trauma as time goes on. My condolences also go to the family of the 14-year-old suspect, who was killed in a confrontation with law enforcement.

We cannot accept the continued onslaught of gun violence in our state and especially not in our schools. Incidents like the one in Mount Horeb starkly underline the need for common-sense gun legislation and investments in school safety.

I co-sponsored Assembly Bill 765, which would require secure storage of firearms in a residence where children are present, and Assembly Bill 352, which would provide a sales and use tax exemption for gun safety items such as safes and trigger locks, because these measures are necessary to keep deadly weapons out of the hands of unsupervised minors. I also introduced Assembly Bill 1051, which would create an Office of Gun Violence Prevention in the Department of Justice to address the underlying root causes of the rampant gun violence in our state.

It is critical that we pass common-sense gun legislation that keeps our youth and communities safe, and it is critical that we continue making the necessary investments in our schools and in the Office of School Safety so that our students can continue to learn, grow, and thrive in a safe environment.”

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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