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Middle school coach plans to fight allegations of burning players

Middle school coach plans to fight allegations of burning players

By The Associated Press. CREATED Mar 25, 2012

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 (http://bit.ly/GKrm26 ) says two other adult coaches at practice told police they saw no misconduct.