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in a No Bad Names city where police bear monitoring
Another high school brawl broke out Thursday (10-31-19) — multiple brawls, actually. This time at East High School. Two “adult” family members joined in, so you know it was not spontaneous. Ten police were needed to break it up. One student experienced what the acting principal euphemistically calls “a medical emergency.”
Madison police report:
East High School’s school resource officer requested backup yesterday as multiple disturbances broke out in the cafeteria over the noon hour. An initial fight involving three students evolved into a couple confrontations between other students. Parents of one student involved in the fighting were part of the conflict, although it is not clear either actively battered anyone.
One student, who was part of the disruptions, suffered a medical emergency and was taken to a hospital as a precaution. The SRO is in the process of reviewing surveillance video and talking with witnesses. No arrests have yet been made, but her investigation is ongoing. A total of ten MPD officers responded to the cafeteria to help restore decorum.
Five people injured when drunk teen crashes stolen car
From the WI State Journal: At least five people were injured in a crash Thursday morning on Highway 51 in the town of Dunn caused by a teen driving a stolen vehicle while intoxicated, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office reported.
The four-vehicle crash happened during Thursday’s snowstorm about 9:10 a.m. when the driver of a southbound 2011 Ford Edge that had been reported stolen from Stoughton lost control and crossed into the northbound lane of Highway 51, hitting a Chevrolet Astro minivan head-on, and then spinning into a Volkswagen Jetta and a Chrysler Sebring that also were northbound, public information officer Elise Schaffer said in a statement.
The driver of the stolen vehicle, Jakel D. Jones, 17, of Fitchburg, was arrested on a tentative charge of operating while intoxicated, causing injury, and additional charges are possible, Schaffer said.
The crash closed Highway 51 for about 90 minutes.
Madison schools still zero tolerance …
… for some people, anyway. “After reinstatement, Madison School District reiterates use of racial slurs by staff is not tolerated.”
Is the school board going to apologize to Marlon Anderson, as the entertainer Cher demands? Are you going to restore the jobs of other teachers who used the N-word in an instructional manner? Are you going to re-instate Mr. Rob at Whitehorse M.S. who only followed the district’s discipline policies to the T? Are you going to reverse behavior policies that disempower teachers in their classrooms?