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UPDATE: Investigation underway over Prairie du Chien school incident

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Prairie Du Chien Police Chief Chad Abram confirmed to WXOW that the department is involved in an investigation of child being injured at Bluff View Intermediate School. 

Chief Abram said the case involves injuries to a male student. He would not comment on the type of injuries.  The department began the investigation on Saturday March 24.

The department is working with the Grant County Health Department and Richland County District's Attorney office as part of the investigation.  To avoid a conflict of interest, those counties are involved, which is standard operating procedure.  

Chief Abram said the department will issue a news release about the investigation later this week.


The principal of a Prairie du Chien school is officially on leave. 

According to a statement from Robert J. Smudde, District Administrator for Prairie du Chien Public Schools, Aaron Amundson, principal at Bluff View Intermediate School, has been placed on non-disciplinary paid leave pending the investigation of a personnel matter. 

The district is not providing any additional details at this time. Smudde's statement said in part that "Given the confidentiality of personnel matters in the District, it is inappropriate for me to comment further at this time."

In 2015, Amundson served a five day suspension for calling a group of students idiots, and for allegedly making death threats, according to an investigation released by the school district.

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