A parent is suing a Wisconsin school district after her son contracted COVID-19

  • Parent Shannon Jensen has filed a lawsuit against the Waukesha School District and school board.

  • Jensen says her son tested positive for COVID-19 after going to the Wisconsin school in September.

  • She is seeking an injunction to force the district to comply with the CDC's COVID-19 guidelines.

A woman is suing a Wisconsin school district, saying her son contracted COVID-19 after his school removed its coronavirus mitigation measures.

Shannon Jensen filed the lawsuit against Waukesha School District and school board on October 5, seeking an injunction to force the district to comply with COVID-19 guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

According to the lawsuit, seen by Insider and first reported on by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Waukesha School District removed its student mask mandate and other measures put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 in May.

Jensen's son still wore a mask to school, but got COVID-19 after sitting next to another student in September, the lawsuit said.

In a statement provided in the lawsuit, Jensen said she got delayed information about her son's classmate testing positive, and that after her own son tested positive for COVID-19, her two younger sons did, too.

She said she and her husband were forced to be "primary instructors" for their children while they were out of school, and said the district had no plan in place to handle missing assignments.

"The School District of Waukesha's refusal to implement reasonable Covid-19 mitigation strategies, not only affected our immediate family, but if we had been notified sooner of my oldest son's close contact with someone who was diagnosed with Covid-19, we could have prevented possible further community spread of the virus," Jensen said.

"In the 24 hours prior to my oldest son exhibiting symptoms, BR attended a Cub Scout camp, church, church school, a church festival, a community parade, and a community car show potentially exposing hundreds of local citizens," she added.

The lawsuit is being funded by the Minocqua Brewing Company Super PAC and is arguing for class-action status.

Waukesha School District didn't immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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