Woman Charged With Felony After Attacking Daughter’s Basketball Coach

Per a report by Columbus, MS CBS affiliate WCBI, a Mississippi high school girls basketball coach was hospitalized Thursday night after she was attacked by a parent.

Hamilton (MS) High coach Sue Verner was “knocked out cold” by Heather Thompson, 36, and taken to an area hospital, where she was treated and released from the hospital Thursday night.

According to the report, Verner had enforced the team rule that players must ride the team bus back to the school following away games. Thompson contested the rule, which led to the altercation. Hamilton was playing at Amory, MS High School, and the incident occurred during the first quarter of the boys game that followed the girls game. The altercation caused the boys game to be canceled.

Thompson turned herself into police Thursday night and was charged with simple assault on a school official, which is a felony.

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