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Investigative Report: Frazee coach suspended for kicking student in groin

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With the investigation and punishment complete in the Frazee teacher and coach incident, the district has revealed the details of the complaint.


It was found that after a seventh grade boy hit physical education and head wrestling coach John Barlund near the eye with a badminton birdie, Barlund reacted by kicking the student “in the groin area.”

Barlund denies the action, saying he was in defense mode and didn’t kick the boy.

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