‘We don’t feel safe!’
To whom did the victim report her gang rape?
To the police officer assigned to East high school
Real-world events keep contradicting the Cops Out of School narrative that police are the enemy instead of crime. As a result, Monday night’s Madison school board meeting (04-29-19) was the first in several months that the social justice warriors did not completely shut down or force to retreat behind closed doors.
In the wake of the April 10 gang rape at East high school and several sexual assaults at La Follette (see sidebar), Madison wants more safety, not less. That puts two of the newly elected members to this all-female school board in a tight spot, given that Ali Muldrow and Ananda Mirilli campaigned against police in Madison’s four main high schools.
A delegation of articulate Memorial high school girls made a great impression speaking on the subject. But the star of the public comment period Monday night was the bilingual teacher at Lincoln elementary school, mother of an East high school student.
During her three minutes of public comment, the teacher reported a knife being brought to East high school, a few days later a gun — all dealt with by the school resource officer. A few days later, the gang rape. All this April, in one school.
The teacher decried the lack of any statement until the district’s director of safety and security made his unfortunate remark that “Kids will be kids.”
“Kids will NOT be kids!” Monday night’s teacher exclaimed.
“The community expected to hear that this community will have zero tolerance for sexual violence in our schools … We will not tolerate sexual violence, sexual harassment of students, sexual harassment of staff. Staff at East high school, friends and colleagues, are saying “We don’t feel safe.”
Using the term “education resource officers,” she continued:
Are our EROs doing anything positive in our schools? Who did the victim report to? She felt safe enough to report it to the ERO! Are there anything positive our EROs do in our schools? Do we hear about them?
This roused the social justice warriors, who began heckling and interrupting, to the point where board president Mary Burke begged for civility. Freedom Inc. had already cited incidents far from Madison and long ago. The Lincoln teacher countered, “I’m asking what is specific to Madison.”
One more encouraging sign: the Lincoln teacher got a nice round of applause. See for yourself:
Blaska’s Bottom Line: One sycophant who described herself as a district mental health worker celebrated Freedom Inc. by passing along word that the old communist and acquitted terrorist, Angela Davis (who spoke at UW-Madison August 16), had praised their work.
Mental health worker, Heal Thyself!