After months of near-daily mayhem and brawls at Wauwatosa West High School with near-zero action from School leadership, there may be a shift. Well, probably not. Principal, Corey Golla has done nothing to address the increasing violence at Tosa West at all, so why start now?
On Tuesday, there was a SECURE situation where an adult entered Tosa West and attempted to ‘physically confront’ a student. This led to police being called and eventually citations being issued. That’s right, a student gets assaulted by an adult and gets a ‘citation.’
No surprise there, this is par for the course for Tosa Schools’ unspoken ‘zero-Tolerance’ for any real punishment. Of all the schools in the Wauwatosa Schools family, Tosa West is the worst offender, and we see the results in how violent things have become there.
What’s more, an announcement was erroneously made over the PA system that the school was in lockdown. The school was NEVER in lockdown. Just one more sign of incompetent leadership by Corey Golla. Staying true to form, Golla issued a statement with lots of ‘tough talk’ but no action.
As an alum myself, it makes me sad to see Tosa West Falling apart with no end in sight. I understand that luckily, nobody was hurt, this time. But what is in place to assure nothing worse happens? The fact the adult made it so far during the school day is a little unnerving to the parent who sent me this information.
In his statement, Golla said, ‘I am absolutely disgusted with the behavior exhibited today. It is appalling for adults to model this type of behavior for our students, and it is unacceptable that this behavior continues in our school buildings. Let me be clear: fighting of any kind is not allowed at Wauwatosa West. Further, bullying, harassment, and disrespectful behavior is prohibited. Rest assured, if you violate our school rules, you will be disciplined severely.‘
Using forceful adjectives is NOT leadership and NOT a deterrent. Saying ‘fighting of any kind is not allowed at Wauwatosa West‘ is about as useful as ‘Gun Free Zone’ signs are. This is NOTHING BUT SYMBOLISM OVER SUBSTANCE.
The fact is, kids, and now adults know NOTHING will happen to them, so things are escalating and Golla’s lack of leadership is empowering them. You see, the only time Golla actually acts on anything is if it is for some sort of WOKE virtue signaling. Just ask Menomonee Falls how hard he worked to get rid of the Indian Mascot before running away to Wauwatosa.
I guess it’s just a matter of time before he ‘works hard’ to get rid of the Trojan mascot at Tosa West because it represents the patriarchy or misogyny. An exaggeration to be sure, but not far from reality. It’s long past time for Golla to resign because Tosa West Kids are not safe under his leadership, or lack therof.
Here is his well-crafted ‘tough talk’ for you to read. Judge for yourself if actions are consistent with the fiery rhetoric.