Superintendent says kids shouldn't skip school to protest
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The superintendent of Madison schools says students shouldn't skip school Tuesday to protest the district attorney's decision on whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a biracial teen.
Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said he will announce Tuesday whether charges will be filed against Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny. Kenny fatally shot unarmed 19-year-old Tony Robinson in March, sparking protests. Many students have skipped school to join in.
Madison Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham said in an email to parents Monday that they should encourage their children to stay in school. She also says she hopes parents will encourage children who choose to protest to be responsible.
Cheatham said Madison's middle and high schools will provide opportunities to discuss the decision Tuesday.