MPD turns over Whitehorse Middle School investigation to Dane Co. DA Office

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)--- The Madison Police Department has completed their investigation into an alleged incident that happened at a Madison middle school.

Joel DeSpain, a spokesperson with Madison Police Department, said the department has turned it over to the to the Dane County District Attorney’s Office. The district attorney’s office will decide if the case will move forward.

On Feb. 13, a teacher at Whitehorse Middle School allegedly pushed an 11-year-old African-American student down and ripped out her braids.

Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham of the Madison Metropolitan School District addressed the incident as well as others that have happened this school year in a letter to the community on Thursday.

Cheatham said that these incidents have caused harm to Black students, their families, and our community.