Dane County Sheriff’s Office holds active shooter training after Middleton shooting

Dane County Sheriff’s Office holds active shooter training after Middleton shooting

Two months ago, Middleton experienced the unthinkable: An active shooter at an office building.

The attack left four people injured, and the shooter dead. In light of the tragedy, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office held an active shooter training at Middleton High School Monday night.

Speakers talked about what to do in an active shooter situation and also how to heal from the emotional trauma after witnessing one.

“We stress mental scripting and just telling people to think, ‘If this was to happen at my worklplace, if this were to happen at my church, what can I do? What are my options?’ You’re less likely to freeze if you’ve thought about that,” Dane County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Josalyn Longley said.

In the week following the shooting, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office had nearly 40 requests for these kinds of trainings across the county. They’re now booked through June.

To find out if there’s a training in your area, follow the Dane County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

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