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

According to a Hastings Police Department report, Kerrie 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 her child.

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

Chad Richardson is a reporter at the Hastings (Minn.) Star-Gazette, which is owned by Forum Communications Co.