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Groin kick spurred suspension of Frazee coach, teacher

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FARGO – A kick to the groin of a 13-year-old last month, along with a verbal lashing, prompted school officials to suspend Frazee-Vergas Public Schools wrestling coach and physical education teacher John Barlund.


All because of a little badminton birdie.

According to investigation documents, Barlund kicked the 13-year-old in the groin after the student struck Barlund in the face with a badminton birdie.

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Chris Murphy
Chris Murphy is the Minnesota preps and Fargo Force beat reporter for the Forum. He's covered high school sports in Chicago, North Dakota and Minnesota for the last five years and, for some reason, has been given awards for doing so. If reading him in the paper and online isn't enough, you can read more of him at the Forum Preps Blog:  
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