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Parent charged with assault against junior varsity volleyball coach at HHS

A Hastings woman was charged with fifth degree assault Monday night after shoving a volleyball coach at Hastings High School.

According to a Hastings Police Department report, Kerri Wichern was charged after grabbing junior varsity coach Tracy Anderson by the shirt collar and shoving her. Anderson had an abrasion on her neck from the incident.

According to the report, Wichern was upset about a lack of playing time for a child she has in the program.

Officers responded to the school and investigated the matter. They ultimately issued a citation for fifth-degree assault, a misdemeanor.