MADISON - A high school in Madison, Wisconsin, plans to offer students free condoms as part of a pilot program this year.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports Madison West High School will provide condoms for free to students upon request.
The Madison Metropolitan School District's health services coordinator, Sally Zirbel-Donisch, says students will be told about reproductive health, proper condom use and sexual consent when they request the contraceptives.
According to Dane County's health department, the number of sexually transmitted infections at West increased from about 40 in 2015 to more than 90 in 2017. Of the 305 sexually active West students who responded to a 2018 survey, 21 percent reported never using a condom.
The state Department of Public Instruction estimates only about 7 percent of Wisconsin high schools offer free condoms.
DE PERE - St. Norbert Abbey in Wisconsin has released the names of 22 priests who faced "credible" allegations of sexually abusing minors.
The abbey says an independent review deemed more than 40 allegations credible. About half came from the 1960s, and 12 Norbertine priests faced multiple allegations. All but five are dead. Two of the living have left the abbey and ministry; three others are restricted from ministry.
Abbot Dane Radecki says the names were released Friday in the spirit of accountability, but gave few details of the allegations.
The abbey serves St. Norbert College and some schools and parishes around De Pere.
The report came six months after the Green Bay Diocese named 46 priests with credible claims of sexual abuse against them but did not include priests from independent orders.
MADISON - Madison police say they've arrested two teenage girls after a report of shots fired led to a chase and a crash into a squad car.
Officers responded to the shots fired around 12:45 p.m. Saturday. They found nobody injured or any damage, but found a shell casing and evidence that a suspected stolen car that had left the area was connected to the shots.
Police spotted the car about 45 minutes later and began a chase. After crashing into a Madison squad car, the two suspects ran away, leading to a short foot chase before they were arrested.
The 17-year-old and 16-year-old female suspects face charges of eluding a police officer and operating a vehicle without the owner's consent.
Both suspects and two Madison officers were treated for minor injuries.
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