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Friday, December 22, 2017 12:20 pm

FWCS investigating player's battery claims against coach

MATTHEW LEBLANC | The Journal Gazette

Police and Fort Wayne Community Schools are investigating claims a Snider girls basketball player was battered by her coach during a game last week. 

A police report filed Wednesday said the girl, who is not identified, told Coach Greg Friend not to touch her during a timeout in a game at North Side High School last week. The girl later told police Friend hurt her. 

The report is heavily redacted and contains few specifics. 

Krista Stockman, a Fort Wayne Community Schools spokeswoman, confirmed the district is investigating. 

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mleblanc@jg.net