In the wake of the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas last month, Cottage Grove parent Mike Sokolowski checked in with his middle schooler about what her school was doing to prepare students for a similar event.

COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. — In the wake of the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas last month, Cottage Grove parent Mike Sokolowski checked in with his middle schooler about what her school was doing to prepare students for a similar event.

After his daughter told him that she hadn’t done a school violence drill this year, Sokolowski reached out to school officials and the local police department to get some answers. While he says the school didn’t offer much information, an officer told him the school hadn’t conducted an active threat drill since 2018.