15-year-old arrested after teen was shot on metro bus full of students

Students, staff released after school lockdowns

A 15-year-old boy was arrested Thursday morning in connection with a shooting Wednesday afternoon on a city bus, Madison police said.

A Madison police official said they received a call at 3:57 p.m. for someone shot on a bus at Pflaum Road and Monona Drive. They were looking for the shooter overnight Wednesday and one person was taken to the hospital, Lt. Jamar Gary said.

The 15-year-old was arrested Thursday morning by the Madison Police Department’s Violent Crime Unit, officials said.

The victim, a 16-year-old boy, was shot in the leg and is suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. The victim and shooter are both believed to be students. Police said the two knew each other and that it is not clear if the shooting was intentional or accidental at this time.

La Follette High School, Sennett Middle School and Monona Grove High Schools were all on lockdown in response, all students and staff have since been released, according to school district officials.

Communications Director for the Monona Grove School District Katy Burnes Kaiser told News 3 that the school resource officer for the high school told the principal Wednesday to put the school into lockdown and they followed that direction.

Because the incident began after school hours, the school was not full.

15-year-old arrested after teen was shot on metro bus full of students

“Because the situation happened after school, our school buildings have a small number of students in them now,” said spokeswoman for Madison School District Rachel Strauch-Nelson.