School Shooting Ended With Low Casualties Due To Immediate Armed Response

by Chad D. Baus

Wisconsin Prom Gunman
Wisconsin Prom Gunman : School Shooting Ended With Low Casualties Do To Immediate Armed Response
Buckeye Firearms Foundation
Buckeye Firearms Foundation

Ohio – -( On Saturday, April 23 2016, an 18 year-old coward opened fire with a rifle on students leaving prom at his high school alma mater in Antigo, Wisconsin.

Two victims sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The media initially ran with the typical articles about how the attacker had been bullied, etc. (his mother told the Associated Press that she hopes the tragedy “shines light on bullying and how deeply it affects people.”), but the national conversation died out pretty quickly, mainly because the attacker only managed to cause the death of one person – himself.

The coward didn’t achieve the “high score” he likely desired, or the notoriety these cowards so often crave, thanks to the quick response of a law enforcement officer who was already on scene. The officer engaged the attacker and stopped the threat.

This incident proves, just as did the Arapahoe High School shooting in Centennial, Colorado in 2013 and the Madison Jr./Sr. High School shooting in Butler Co., Ohio earlier this year, having an armed presence on the scene when the attack begins can drastically reduce the attacker’s ability to carry out his plans.

Not every school district can afford to employ officers at every event. But let’s not let money be a barrier that keeps us from protecting our kids.

Click here to visit the website of Buckeye Firearms Foundation’s FASTER Saves Lives program – the groundbreaking, nonprofit program that gives educators practical violence response training. Classes are provided at NO COST to your school district.

Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary, BFA PAC Vice Chairman, and an NRA-certified firearms instructor. He is the editor of, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website.

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Due to is correct …

Dave C

I grew up in a small town. As a skinny kid, I got the hell beat out of me by two or three bullies almost every day. I had a rifle that I hunted with at least once a week… That was our only meat source. Funny, I never even thought of shooting anything I couldn’t eat….. And back then, neither did anyone else, and there were a lot of guns. Remember the gun racks in pickups windows? DON’T BLAME THE GUN! Irregardless of environment, People need to be PERSONALLY responsible for their actions. P.S….. Gun Free Zones scare the… Read more »


Dave, Gun Free Zones are equivalent to sitting ducks. In Aurora, Colorado, the shooter bypassed many theaters near his residence. Instead he chose a Gun Free Theater.

Dr Dave

Dave C Although I grew up on the other side of the tracks we had the same exact issue. Dad was a former WW2 vet who had a plethora of guns both long and short in the house (even though he was a corporate CEO-type) and none of us would DREAM of ever taking one out to go to school to defend a against a bully. I was constantly bullied as I was the class nerd but the shear thought of retribution was simply not even considered. Where is the disconnect? Is it our parents? is it our age? is… Read more »


For redkite-YOUR ignorance is showing Sir. In common use, “Due to” means “because of” or “in response to” and stems from the “Owing to” meaning of the word “due.” “Do to” means “to act upon” as in “Do unto others…” or don’t “do to” others what you wouldn’t want them to “do to” you. I realize this whole thing is a grammatical quibble, but if we are going to discuss it, we ought to get it right.


due MEANS owing, unpaid, payable, owed, in arrears in your case outstanding, which meaning doing something Over and Above. In your case displaying YOUR STUPIDITY.
Take A Kid
Take Time
Make A Memory
Good winds to ALL
Remember – 2 center 1 Head – NO Fear


So distilled down, the kid was known to be mentally ill by his mother, yet she never got him the help he needed. I guess it is cheaper and easier to blame the “bullies” for all his troubles.


FEDERAL law may not prohibit it, but most states have state laws that forbid even those civilians with a carry license from carrying on school grounds or at school functions.


Who writes these headlines? He or she should retake a course in English grammar and spelling. It is not “do to,” but rather “due to.”




It is annoying to those of us that know English and do not expect our phone to spell check for us.

John Carr

At this point what difference does it make?

Jim Macklin

Federal law does not prohibit arms within schools or school functions if the person possess a state issued carry license. It is not restricted solely to law enforcement. School boards can approve carry by teachers and staff. This event could have been ended by the LEO or another armed person present. It wasn’t clear, was the officer “on duty” or just attending as a civilian? I suspect the officer was not on duty since if armed security was assigned the attacker probably would not have begun the attack. Teachers and staff should be authorized by school boards to carry to… Read more »


I never saw any news about this until now and we all know its because it didn’t fit the anti gun narrative the liberals are pushing.


Gunnut, Same here. Never heard anything.