Today we heard from prosecutors in the first day of trial for alleged coward, Martice Fuller. We learned something new. The Kenosha Unified School District failed to protect Kaylie at the early stages of her abuse at the hands of Fuller. The prosecutor gave the following description of two incidents that occurred at Bradford High School, where the two went to school together.
On January 17, 2019, there was an incident at Bradford High School. Kaylie and Martice were in the hallway. Martice wanted to talk to Kaylie, but she didn’t want to speak with him. He grabbed her by the arm. He stepped in front of her and cornered her against the lockers. Two Teachers, Ernest England and John Friary saw Martice hurting Kaylie. Kaylie was crying and asking him to leave her alone. He wouldn’t. The teachers told him to stop and he wouldn’t. He bent her hand backwards so far that her skin turned white. The two teachers tried to remove Martice. He took her phone. The two teachers then called security. Martice finally throws the phone back at Kaylie. Security walked Martice one way, and vice-principal Jill Shwensen and Mr. England took Kaylie another way to go to office. Around the corner, the group met up again and they warned him to stay away from her. He tried to grab her shoulder and backpack violently. He said “You’re going to do me like this?” angrily.
Jill Shwensen drafted an abeyance agreement. In order for Martice to remain at Bradford, he is not allowed to have contact with Kaylie at school. Their shared classes were changed. If Martice broke this, he would be expelled and would have to go to e-school.
One Month later Kaylie breaks up with Martice. She stopped answering calls and messages. On February 28, 2019 Martice confronted Kaylie at school. He corners her against the lockers. She is afraid and upset. She told her friend and Mom after school. The next day she told resource officer Arturo Gonzalez. Dean Sonnenberg and SRO called Jill Shwensen and told her about the new incident. They then expelled Martice.
Why did Fuller get a second chance after hurting Kaylie? There should be a zero tolerance policy at KUSD schools for violence, especially man vs. woman. We asked KUSD Superintendent Sue Jarvis if she was made aware of the violence and she didn’t return our request for comment. Remember, Sue Jarvis didn’t let Kaylie’s friends celebrate her at a school function soon after her death.
Is KUSD keeping our kids safe? Maybe not under Sue Jarvis’s leadership.
We will not be sharing a photo of Martice, but here are three photos of Kaylie Juga.