- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) - Marathon County’s top administrator has received a 30-day suspension without pay for attending a community rally in support of a Hmong teenager convicted of fatally stabbing another youth.

Sixteen-year-old Dylan Yang was convicted of first-degree reckless homicide in adult court for stabbing 13-year-old Isaiah Powell following a confrontation between two groups of boys in February 2015.

The rally eight weeks ago, which included Hmong-American activists, was attended by administrator Brad Karger. WAOW-TV says Karger spoke at the rally and has said he believes Yang should be punished, but that he can be rehabilitated.

Corporation counsel Scott Corbett says board supervisors decided Karger’s participation was not acceptable. Corbett says Karger’s participation angered local law enforcement agencies because “he associated himself with some of the negative messages that came out of the demonstrations.”

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Information from: WAOW-TV, https://www.waow.com

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