WAUKESHA, Wis. — A parent has filed a lawsuit in a southeastern Wisconsin school district after her son contracted COVID-19 from a classmate.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Shannon Jensen filed a lawsuit against the Waukesha School District and the school board in federal court on October 5. Jensen is seeking an injunction ordering the district to comply with US Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 guidelines.
According to the lawsuit, the board removed a student mask requirement and other COVID-19 mitigation measures in May. One of Jensen’s son’s classmates came to school in September with symptoms and was not wearing a mask. Jensen’s son was sitting next to the sick student and was wearing a mask but still got infected. Jensen’s other two sons later also tested positive.
School board president Joseph Como declined to comment on the lawsuit.
Minoqua Brewing Company is funding the Super PAC lawsuit. The brewing company is owned by Kirk Bungstad, who has channeled his frustrations about former President Donald Trump’s administration’s response to the pandemic. He ran unsuccessfully last year against incumbent Republican State Representative Rob Scheringen.