Felony Abuse Charge Against Coach Dismissed

Posted Wednesday, April 11, 2012 --- 6:50 a.m.

WHITEHALL, Wis. (AP) -- A judge in western Wisconsin has dismissed a child abuse charge against a coach accused of burning his players with dry ice.

Prosecutors in Trempealeau County charged 42-year-old Brady Olson with the felony and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Olson coaches the seventh-grade girls basketball team in the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District.

Olson, who's also a high school chemistry teacher, said he brought the dry ice to practice for a demonstration to make it "fun for the girls."

The La Crosse Tribune (http://bit.ly/IkOWaC ) says Olson remains on paid administrative leave. He plans to contest the disorderly conduct charge.


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

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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