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Superintendent John Burnett says this is the first time a student was caught bringing an actual firearm into the high school. The school board voted to expel the 15-year-old from the district for six years.
Superintendent Burnett says the Onalaska district is trying to help the student's family find alternate schooling...but under the law, the district is not required to provide education to a student who is expelled.
As poverty plagues families in the area, children from those families give additional challenges to school districts. New census numbers show La Crosse county to be one of the poorest in Wisconsin. With a total poverty level of just under 15 percent. In the La Crosse school district, the poverty level is a little higher for all students in the district; about 16 percent. That's a third higher than just ten years ago. Meanwhile, Onalaska's poverty rate among all students in the district is hovering at ten percent. Holmen is at about nine percent. Both of those districts have also had increases in poverty in the last ten years.
A Juneau County sheriff’s detective has been arrested for drunk driving. 44-year-old Randy Georgeson was arrested early Saturday by a state trooper, after his unmarked sheriff’s S-U-V went into a ditch about four miles north of Mauston. He was not on duty.
Georgeson is charged with his first O-W-I offense, which is not a crime in Wisconsin and has a civil forfeiture for a penalty. He has a January 24th court date....but that's if he wants to challenege the ticket.
Swearing at an Alzheimer's patient is bad enough......but pulling hair and banging heads......well that's downright nasty.
That's what 21 year old Tiffany Krantz of Grant County is facing after charges of abuse of a patient were leveled against her. Seems as though Krantz got mad when a patient set off a bed alarm twice back in March.......so she went in......cursed at the woman and was rough in getting her into a wheelchair.
If that wasn't enough, Krantz pulled the woman's hair and banged her head. She'll now look for another job as she awaits a January court hearing.
Boiler issues at Roosevelt Elementary School in Lacrosse has set off one northsider, who also sits on the city council and county board. Andrea Richmond says a promise is a promise......and it's time the school board stopped turning their backs on that school.
Richmond says the cost to bus students to Northwoods is at an extremely high cost and if students are not occupying those schools.....the issues needs to be addressed.
Richmond has started a petition to get the work done at Roosevelt and plans to present it sometime next month.