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Girls basketball coach accused of burning players

WHITEHALL (AP) -- A seventh-grade girls basketball coach is charged with a felony in Trempealeau County for allegedly burning his players with dry ice.

Brady Olson is also a high school chemistry teacher in the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District. A criminal complaint says a player told police Olson put dry ice on the girls' knees and thighs, leaving burn marks. The complaint says the 42-year-old coach also used dry ice to blow off a garbage can cover and cause water to shoot from a bottle during practice.

Olson said he was just trying to "make things fun for the girls." The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram ( ) says he's charged with felony child abuse and misdemeanor disorderly conduct.


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