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Madison Schools Supt. asks community leaders to be positive influence at Robinson rally

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison Metro Schools Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham is encouraging community leaders to support district students who are rallying at the Capitol today in the wake of the deadly police shooting of Tony Robinson.

Boys & Girls Club CEO Michael Johnson posted on Twitter that Supt. Cheatham invited those leaders to support the students who planned to "walk out" of school in their expressions of grief, anger and protest.

The district confirmed to 27 News the superintendent asked those leaders to be a positive presence at the Capitol today, as the district's focus in on keeping students safe.

Tony Robinson was shot by Madison Police Officer Matthew Kenny Friday night on Williamson Street. The state Division of Criminal Investigation is handling the investigation into the shooting.

Students from multiple local schools have reportedly left class today to take part in a midday rally at the Capitol.

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