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Parent sues school district after child contracts COVID-19

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Posted at 10:04 AM, Oct 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-11 11:04:37-04

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A parent has sued a southeastern Wisconsin school district after her son contracted COVID-19 from a classmate.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Shannon Jensen filed the lawsuit in federal court against the Waukesha School District and school board on Oct. 5.

According to the lawsuit, the board in May removed a student mask requirement and other COVID-19 mitigation measures. One of Jensen's son's classmates came to school with symptoms in September and didn't wear a mask.

Jensen's son was seated next to the sick student and was wearing a mask but still became infected. Jensen's other two sons later tested positive as well.

School Board President Joseph Como declined to comment on the lawsuit.