In a letter dated Oct. 23, Rev. Christopher J. Turczany, the pastor of St. Mel's, addressed parents on the Marrero incident by outlining what happened: Marrero was allegedly playing with his hand gun outside what is known as the "little house on the corner," on parish property, when the gun went off and shot him twice in the leg.
told parents: "We have retrieved Jose's keys to St. Mel Church
and School and we are making arrangements to have all the outside locks to the building changed in order to ensure the safety of our children."He also noted that the hiring process for a new custodian would involve "a very thorough background check."