Several Madison schools placed on lockout status following morning shooting, district officials say

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MADISON, Wis. — Several schools in Madison were on lockout status Wednesday morning because of a shooting, according to the Madison Metropolitan School District.

Sennett Middle School, East High School, La Follette High School and Nuestro Mundo Community School were affected.

A lockout status is when there is a perceived threat outside of the school, according to district spokesman Tim Lemonds. Wednesday’s lockout was connected to a shooting on Madison’s east side where two people were hurt.

A few students and a parent were connected in some way to the shooting, according to Lemonds.

Madison officers believe the shooting was a targeted incident. Public information officer Joel DeSpain said a parent and child received injuries that were not life-threatening.

Lemonds said after talking with the Madison Police Department district officials felt it was necessary to put the schools on lockout as a precautionary measure.

The lockout was lifted after 30 minutes at about 10:40 a.m. according to school officials.