School Employee in Hopkins arrested, on Sexual Assault Charges

An employee at a Hopkins school has been charged with two counts of felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to Hopkins police.

David Joseph Madrigal, 54, is in custody at Hennepin County Jail. Officials say the alleged conduct happened at Eisenhower Elementary School.

Statement Released by the Hopkins School District

“The health and safety of our students is the number one priority of Hopkins Public Schools. We are deeply concerned about these unsettling allegations and how they may have impacted our students and our community. We will continue to work with the Hopkins Police Department to insure a safe learning environment for all students. If families have additional information, we encourage them to contact the Hopkins Police.

“On Thursday, April 6, our District was made aware of a complaint brought forward by students regarding a paraprofessional staff member at Eisenhower Elementary. The District responded to the complaint immediately and worked in partnership with the Hopkins Police Department. During the investigation, the employee was placed on administrative leave and a no-trespass/no contact order was issued banning the employee from school grounds and prohibiting contact of Hopkins students and staff. Data privacy laws prohibit us from making further comments.”