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Report: Twin Cities mom punches wrestling coach during meet

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Woodbury Minnesota 8420 City Centre Drive 55125

Police were called last week to Woodbury High School after the parent of a high school wrestler allegedly slugged a coach.

According to a Woodbury police report, the incident occurred Jan. 26 during a varsity wrestling match between Stillwater and Woodbury high schools.

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The victim, an assistant Stillwater High School wrestling coach, told police that a female parent had been interfering with wrestlers during the meet. He later told woman that "the bench is no place for parents," according to the report. The woman responded by punching him twice in the face, the coach reported.

The woman was believed to be the parent of a Stillwater varsity wrestler.

The coach didn't report any injuries. Police were unable to locate the suspect. The report said Woodbury's athletic director was advised of the situation and that the school would "follow up accordingly."

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