State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa
Press Release

Voucher School Fails Students and Parents

"I am outraged by the goings-on at St. Josaphat Parish School."

By - Apr 24th, 2019 12:20 pm

MILWAUKEE – State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement concerning a disturbing incident on Milwaukee’s south side where a gun belonging to a school staff member was accidentally discharged at St. Josaphat Parish School and injured a 10-year-old student, followed by the school’s attempt to conceal the incident from parents, law enforcement, and the community:

“I am outraged by the goings-on at St. Josaphat Parish School. It is completely unacceptable for a school that accepts taxpayer money to fail to report such a serious incident and obfuscate the truth. Every student should feel safe and protected in their school.

“The voucher program in Wisconsin has grown and been allowed to operate with total disregard for transparency and accountability. Millions of dollars were siphoned from the Milwaukee Public School District to fund this school, and students and parents were left in the dark about a dangerous and life-threatening incident.

“There are many young children in Milwaukee and across this country who live with the reality of gun violence every day. We need to fight back, not bring this into to our schools. Those who put children’s lives in jeopardy need to be held accountable at all levels.”

Mentioned in This Press Release

Recent Press Releases by State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa

Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa Statement on a Day Without Latinx and Immigrants

"The voices of the people was loud and clear—we need driver’s cards for undocumented immigrants."

Randy Bryce endorses JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman

"I’m honored to have the support of my friend, Randy Bryce."

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us