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State bills students after free concert


GREEN BAY (WBAY) -- A Green Bay school is on the hook for a surprising bill, according to WBAY-TV.

Students from Webster Elementary School performed a free concert in the Capitol building rotunda.

Weeks later, the school received a bill in the mail.

It was a fifteen dollar charge for plugging in a boom box to accompany the students while they sang.

The charge was officially for using indoor electricity at the Capitol.

Some say it's ridiculous the school would be charged at all.

"A little shocked at the fact that our schools are being charged fifteen dollars to plug in a boom box. I'm hopeful that there's an opportunity to review that and perhaps find a way to adjust it so that we can make concessions for our public schools," said State Rep. David Steffen (R-Green Bay).

Now, some local state representatives are looking into a Wisconsin facility's policy that allowed it.

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