On Monday October 23, 2023, the Menomonie Police Department and the School District of the Menomonie Area (SDMA) became aware of an alleged inappropriate relationship between a student and a high school staff member. Youth Services Officer Joshua Draeger began an investigation immediately and the staff member was ultimately arrested and taken into custody at the Dunn County Jail.
The SDMA staff member has been identified as:
Quinton Malik Williams DOB:7/4/2001
The Menomonie Police Department and the SDMA will continue to investigate this matter. It is believed to be an isolated incident, but if you have any additional information, please report it to Youth Services Officer Joshua Draeger at 715-232-1283.
Media Release from the Menomonie Police Department.
The School District of the Menomonie Area released an official statement about this situation:
"The School District of the Menomonie Area is aware that a paraprofessional formerly employed by the district has been arrested and charged with sexual contact involving a minor. The individual is no longer employed with the SDMA and will not be allowed on school property moving forward.
This is a situation we take very seriously and are closely cooperating with local law enforcement officers as they conduct an investigation. Because this investigation is ongoing, we cannot share further details at this time.
The SDMA would like to thank the person that came forward, the staff members who assisted with the investigation, and the Menomonie Police Department for their quick and appropriate response. The safety and wellbeing of our students is our number one priority. If any students need additional support, we encourage them to speak with a school counselor at any time."
Follow this LINK to WEAU's story on this incident.