Family sues Wisconsin Taekwondo after boy’s death

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NASHOTAH (AP) – The family of an 8-year-old boy who died a year ago on a field trip in Oconomowoc has sued Wisconsin Taekwondo and Fitness Academy.

Shane Needles of Nashotah died last July while he was on a field trip. He went into the river at Riverside Park and never resurfaced.

The lawsuit filed July 9 alleges Shane died because of a lack of supervision. WISN-TV reports the lawsuit says there were not enough adults to watch all of the children.

Taekwondo Academy told WISN: “We’re horribly sorry that this even happened, and we wish the family well.”

Family, friends and classmates held a vigil for Shane Friday night, and released Chinese lanterns into the sky.

Shane was a student at Lake Country School.

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