Just a week on the heels of our SHS All Class Reunion came the news that a 15 year old boy named Adam Hernandez faced trial for an in-school theft that happened on March 30, 2010. For some reason, the event escalated to a handcuffed arrest by the in-school police presence (a presence which is not uncommon in schools). As of today, July 19, 2010, at noon, all charges have been dropped.
The issue of in-house police at SHS and the informed follow-through on such cases this is becoming something that will warrant further discussion by the community, the school board, and the police department. For now, please rest assured the charges have been dropped. The Shorewood Police Dept has issued a public statement.
The story was covered in the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel on 7/20 - the rally did happen, and the discussion has now shifted to putting Shorewood on the forefront of the national discussion about police/high school disciplinary lines.
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-Jenny Steinman Heyden
SHS Alumni President