Chaperones recall events at Fairfield party that left 15-year-old dead Saturday night

The parents who chaperoned the Fairfield party that left 15-year-old Zion Burton shot to death spoke publicly for the first time and insisted that no alcohol was served at the event and security was tight.

News 12 Staff

Jul 14, 2022, 9:57 PM

Updated 741 days ago

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The parents who chaperoned the Fairfield party that left 15-year-old Zion Burton shot to death spoke publicly for the first time and insisted that no alcohol was served at the event and security was tight.
Burton was a straight-A student, according to his mother, Carlashia Brooks.
Brooks was accompanied by activist Joe Grits Thursday when she addressed the public to express her frustrations over the alleged lack of security at the party.
"If you decide to have a teen party and you know that it started getting a little over capacity and it started getting out of control, you should have called for more help," said Brooks.
The parents chaperoning the party believe the gunman bypassed their security, which included professional security guards.
They also attest that contrary to what Burton's mother claims, they did give Zion CPR until help arrived.
The parents spent Thursday morning cleaning the hall up and asked not to be identified.
Despite strong disagreement about what happened Saturday night, everyone is sending Burton's mom their love and support, as police continue to investigate the death.  
The family has started a GoFundMe page that can be found here.


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