Common Council President Cavalier Johnson
Press Release

Statement on reckless and potentially deadly incidents at Marshall Campus

From Alderman Cavalier Johnson August 19, 2021

By - Aug 19th, 2021 02:52 pm

On Tuesday (August 17) just as classes were letting out at Marshall High School in the 2nd Aldermanic District (N. 64th and W. Hope), two reckless drivers decided to drive onto the school’s grass and sidewalk areas, causing terrified students to scramble for safety.

Video of the incidents has been shared on social media and has been featured on local TV news. It makes me angry to see how careless and reckless these drivers were operating, and to see how scared these innocent students were during the incidents.

Students could have been critically hurt or killed, and for what? A silly display for a few seconds in a car.

As a community we need to have grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, siblings – and especially parents – discuss with their younger kin the dangers of this sort of behavior behind the wheel. We’ve had four homicides by reckless drivers in the past two weeks, and those incidents were as preventable as they were horrific.

What took place at Marshall on Tuesday could have had a similar deadly result, and simply put, that would have been a new homicide case for Milwaukee Police.

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