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Body found in Madison area lagoon 2 days after police chaseSubmitted: 07/01/2020
Body found in Madison area lagoon 2 days after police chase
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MONONA - The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating the death of a person whose body was found in a lagoon in a Madison suburb as an officer-involved death.

The death happened after a police chase Saturday, according to DOJ. The body was found Monday in a Monona lagoon. Officers began chasing the vehicle after suspecting it was connected to some violent crimes in Madison, officials said. The vehicle crashed into some trees and the driver fled on foot. Officers used a tracking dog to help find the driver, but failed to do so Saturday. Property found in the vehicle has been identified as belonging to the person found in the lagoon, the State Journal reported. The officers involved in the chase have been placed on paid leave, as is department policy.

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Students and parents have been patiently waiting to hear from local school districts on what classes will look like in the fall.

Last night, the Three Lakes School District flipped the script, they instead took questions from community members to hear their concerns.

Educating is a stressful job, now imagine trying to plan a school year around a global pandemic, and combine that with answering questions from nearly 130 parents in one night. That's a day in Teri Maney's shoes.

"It was truly a listening session...this was laying the groundwork so people have an idea of what we're planning and thinking about at the district," Maney said. 

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But with COVID-19 showing no signs of letting up in the U.S. backup plans will be in place for any changes.

"Our next level would be a blended approach," Maney added, "We're keeping our primary focus on elementary students being on site and that might mean for our junior high and high school, a little shift of scheduling."

Three Lakes would then approach any positive cases in the district through guidelines from Oneida and Vilas county health officials.

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But if things don't go as planned, Three Lakes will be fully prepared for online classes.

"The last level, level four, that would be fully remote instruction."

The school board will vote on Monday night at 6:30 whether or not they will continue with the district's plan. 


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