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C-FC school burglar found incompetent, committed to mental health facility

ALMA, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The man suspected of burglarizing a western Wisconsin school has been found incompetent to stand trial.

Wade Olson was accused of breaking into the Cochrane-Fountain City school last fall. A large amount of cash was taken from a safe and student medications were stolen from the school nurse's office.

Olson was also charged with stealing thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry from a rural Fountain City home and the Waumandee general store.

This week a Buffalo County judge found Olson incompetent after getting a report from a psychologist. The judge ordered Olson committed to the Mendota Mental Health Institute for one year.

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