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Wis. teacher to fight charge from dry-ice burn

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WHITEHALL, Wis. (AP) -- A basketball coach at a Trempealeau County middle school says he plans to fight allegations of child abuse after some players were burned with dry ice.

   Forty-two-year-old Brady Olson of Ettrick says he's in shock over the felony child-abuse charge. He says to have his name associated with child abuse is "devastating," and he expects to be fully exonerated.

   A criminal complaint says the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau chemistry teacher used dry ice to blow off a garbage-can lid and cause water to shoot from a bottle during practice. He says he was trying to make practice fun

   Prosecutors say one 13-year-old girl had a dime-size burn mark on her inner thigh.

   A La Crosse Tribune report  says two other adult coaches at practice told police they saw no misconduct.

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   Information from: La Crosse Tribune, http://www.lacrossetribune.com

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