Eau Claire (WQOW) – A local school district is denying claims after a lawsuit is filed over bullying.
Wally Ellenson played for the Memorial High School basketball team a few years ago before his family moved to Rice Lake. His family claims Wally suffered physical and emotional injuries as a result of bullying from his Old Abe teammates and the coach. Ellenson’s family says the district failed to prevent the bullying after being made aware of it. They recently filed a civil lawsuit.
The Eau Claire Area School District has now responded and is denying those claims. The district says the family was told the proper complaint procedure in bullying cases, but says the Ellenson’s didn’t use it. It also says Ellenson assumed the risk of injury by playing basketball.