Our word of the day is ‘Chutzpah’
(Yiddish for “what nerve!”)
This is the school board president who kicked cops out of
Madison’s troubled high schools
Detectives from the MPD’s Violent Crime Unit, the MPD’s Gang Unit, with assistance from many MPD officers, have arrested two Madison teens in the murder of 11-year-old Anisa Scott.
Andre P. Brown, age 16, was arrested on Northport Drive earlier today. Perion R. Carreon, age 19, was arrested Wednesday, for an unrelated crime, while driving a stolen car on Thierer Rd. Carreon had a loaded handgun in his waistband at the time of his apprehension.
Brown and Carreon have both now been tentatively charged with being party to the crimes of first degree intentional homicide and with attempted first degree intentional homicide. Under Wisconsin Law, adult court has original jurisdiction over Brown due to the severity of the crime.
Both he and Carreon are in the Dane County Jail.
This continues to be an active and ongoing investigation and VCU cannot rule out the possibility of additional arrests. Bringing to justice those responsible for the senseless murder of a child has been the top priority of the MPD.
School board president Gloria Reyes: “I am deeply saddened by the passing of 11-year-old Anisa Scott. These senseless acts of violence will create long lasting trauma for our young people…. As a former law enforcement officer and deputy mayor for public safety, I know firsthand the work that can and must be done to keep our community safe. As the president of the Madison School Board, I know firsthand the negative and far reaching consequences violence has on our families, our students, our staff, and our entire school community. We must prepare and implement a plan of action to prevent violence and to stop this horrific rise in violence.”
Have we already forgotten?
It was just this past January, before COVID-19 shut down school early: “Madison West High School student arrested after loaded gun found in backpack.”
“BB gun found in East High School student’s backpack, principal says”