Kenosha School Board censures teenage member
KENOSHA -- At first, Kyle Flood, 19, was jovial, even laughing with fellow board members at a Tuesday meeting of the Kenosha Unified School District’s board.
When it was his turn to speak, the mood changed.
“Hi, everyone,” Flood said with a sigh.
UW-Parkside police slapped Flood with two citations in the past three months. The first citation involved possession of drug paraphernalia. Authorities issued a second citation against the teen for breaking a door in his college apartment. This incident was caught on video.
Flood is no longer a student at UW-Parkside, according to the school.
“I sincerely apologize for everything that occurred recently. I have taken responsibility for my actions and will continue to do so,” Flood told the public at Tuesday’s meeting.
His public comments are a complete turn from a conversation Monday.
“I can’t comment,” he told TODAY’S TMJ4’s Cody Holyoke.
“I’m pleading not guilty. I can’t comment on this.”
At the meeting, parents lined up to make their voices heard.
“Despite everything that any of us claim, we are setting a horrible example,” said one mother.
Many moms and dads told the board they respect what Flood has done in his short time on the board. After hearing the facts, however, some parents believe he’s gone too far.
“It seems like somebody don’t have any guidance,” exclaimed James Booker, father of a teenage son.
“I would think he’s not ready for the position. Not mature enough for the position, if this is the way he’s going to act,” said mom Mary Edmark.
The KUSD board did move to censure Flood.
Flood did say he will abstain from casting any votes when it comes to expelling students for the time being.