St. Josaphat Parish School employee arrested after student hit by bullet at school
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A St. Josaphat Parish School employee was arrested after a student was hit by a bullet at the school.
According to Milwaukee Police, the employee brought a firearm inside the school building on April 5 which then discharged. A 10-year-old student was hit by the bullet, causing a bruise, but the bullet did not penetrate the child's skin.
Milwaukee Police say they were notified about the incident on April 17. The employee was arrested and criminal charges are expected.
St. Josaphat Parish released the following statement on the incident:
"St. Josaphat Parish learned that a school employee recently brought a weapon onto school property and the weapon was accidentally discharged. An internal investigation was commenced, and the employee has been terminated.
St. Josaphat has notified school families about the incident. The Parish continues to make the safety of its students and school a top priority.
St. Josaphat has also notified the Milwaukee Police Department about the incident. The Department is investigating and the Parish is fully cooperating with the investigation."