Madison School Board member apologizes for harm caused by Facebook post

Photo: Ali Muldrow campaigning for MMSD School Board in April 2019.
Photo: Ali Muldrow campaigning for MMSD School Board in April 2019.(NBC15)
Published: Aug. 27, 2019 at 9:33 AM CDT
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A Madison School Board member is apologizing for the harm her Facebook post caused people.

Ali Muldrow posted on Facebook on Saturday around 8 p.m comparing the Dane County Juvenile Detention Center to Nazi concentration camps. She posted in part:

NBC15 contacted Muldrow on Tuesday about her Facebook post.

Muldrow released a statement apologizing for the harm it caused people. She said:

Muldrow was elected to the MMSD Board of Education in April 2019. She recently voted against the presence of a School Resource Officer being placed at each of Madison's four high schools. The vote on officers in schools happened in June.

Madison Police Chief Mike Koval responded on Tuesday to her Facebook post saying:

is asking for Muldrow's removal from the Madison School board. As of Tuesday afternoon, it had 125 out of 200 signatures.

Fellow school board member, Ananda Mirilli commented on Muldrow's post stating, "Thanks for directly speaking to the issue of armed police in our schools. Thanks for speaking to the experiences of our students upon incarceration."

Mirilli also voted against the SRO contract in June.

Madison Professional Police Officer Association President Kelly Powers also weighed in on Tuesday on Muldrow's original Facebook post stating: