La Crosse School District weighs in as family of former student sues over field trip injury

Court filings do not ask for specific damages, but the family wants a jury trial

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — The La Crosse School District  is weighing in as the family of a former student is suing the district.

The former La Crosse student fractured his femur on a field trip and his parents believe their son’s teacher is responsible.

The incident occurred in September of 2018, according to court documents.

The sixth-grader and his class went on field trip to the U-W La Crosse climbing wall.

The lawsuit claims that, after that, the teacher took her class to the former Mathy rock quarry property without permission and let some of the students climb a quarry wall where posted signs say rock climbing is not allowed.

Court filings do not ask for specific damages, but the family wants a jury trial.

In a statement released to News 8 Now Wednesday morning, the district’s attorney says, in part, “It is not fair to the parties to discuss the details of the case in the media, as it is impossible to fully present the case in such fashion. There are several motions pending before the court, including the school district’s motion to dismiss the case in its entirety.”

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