Parents are still confused about why dozens of Oconomowoc students got sick in March.
Jesse Coates's 13-year-old daughter went to the emergency room after passing out at the Oconomowoc Arts Center. She's one of the 200 students who mysteriously got sick at Oconomowoc High School and the Oconomowoc Arts Center in March.
Other area school districts, including Waukesha, Kenosha, Racine and Sheboygan do have carbon monoxide detectors. And Oconomowoc, which writes the high school does have detectors that "would alarm in the presence of carbon monoxide."
Coates still feels uneasy.
"What caused my daughter and all her friends to get sick?" he wondered out loud. "That's the number one concern from all the parents," Coates said.
The I-Team went to the school board meeting in Oconomowoc Tuesday to ask that question.
Through this investigation, the district refused several times to speak with us. That’s why we went to the school board meeting Tuesday.
We asked the superintendent what could have made the students sick if not carbon monoxide. He told us the environmental group they work with has found no air quality issues at the school. He also said that agency says sometimes you never find out what causes people to get sick like this.
We also wanted to know if the district is offering financial help for families who now have medical bills. The superintendent says the districts insurance company is helping.