Madison
70° F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
Advertisement

Walker honors Waukesha stabbing victim with proclamation

Published On: Aug 13 2014 07:03:25 PM CDT

Channel3000.com file photo

MADISON, Wis. -

The young Waukesha girl who was attacked by her classmates and left to die in the woods received a special honor Wednesday.

Gov. Scott Walker issued a proclamation deeming it Purple Hearts for Healing Day.

The girl’s favorite color is purple, and she has been sent thousands of purple hearts since the May attack.

She will be back in school Sept. 2, but her family said their main focus is her safety.

“We’re working very closely with the school and the school district, Waukesha County police, as well as the District Attorney’s Office, so that’ll all be covered,” said Steve Lyons, the family’s spokesperson.

Her two 12-year-old classmates remain in custody for the attack.

Advertisement
  • Buddy Check 3

    Learn more about Buddy Check and sign up to get a reminder to perform a self-exam and remind your friends to do the same.

  • Jack in Madison

    Jack in Madison

    Your pet photos

    Email us a picture of you and your pet and we'll use it in out Pet Walk segment which airs every weekday morning at 6:40. Include your name, your pet's name and where you're from. Email to petwalk@wisctv.com.

  • Time for Kids - Explore the Outdoors

    Dean Clinic and WISC-TV3 are focusing on a year-long campaign to get kids off their electronics and into the outdoors.

Advertisement