Two women charged in connection with shooting at St. Josaphat Parish School
According to criminal complaints, Carolyn Trawitzki and Lisa Sarenac are facing charges of failing to report child abuse/neglect.
A student was accidentally hit by a bullet at the school on April 5.
A former janitor at the school, 59-year-old Heriberto Martin admitted he brought a gun with him to work to use tools at the school to fix it. The gun went off and the bullet went into a nearby classroom, through a student’s jacket and backpack, before finally hitting a third student in the side where it only caused a small red mark.
Court documents state Sarenac knew about the shooting and asked Trawitzki what to do about it. Trawitzki allegedly told her to do nothing.
The two admitted to taking the student who was hit to the bathroom and looking at her injury. Sarenac told parents there was a malfunction of equipment at the school that had damaged the backpack and jacket and the school would replace them. A similar story was told to the injured student’s parents.
A week later, Sarenac told higher authorities at the school about what happened.
Trawitzki and Sarenac each face up to 6 months in prison and a $1,000 fine.