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POLICE: Mother assaulted Westport Middle School basketball player

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Wanohah Hope Knuckles (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Wanohah Hope Knuckles (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville mother has been summoned to appear in court after police say she assaulted a Westport Middle School basketball player because she was upset about a Facebook post.

According to a criminal summons, the incident took place on Feb. 7, in a locker room at Kammerer Middle School.

Police say 36-year-old Wanohah Hope Knuckles and her daughter, a student and basketball player at Kammerer Middle School, walked into the girls' locker room after a basketball game between Kammerer Middle School and Westport Middle School.

Once inside, Knuckles allegedly confronted the girls' basketball coach from Westport Middle School, pushed her aside and attacked a Westport Middle School student.

Police say Knuckles placed her hand around the girl's throat and choked her.

A school security monitor and the athletic director of Westport Middle School heard the commotion and intervened, according to police. Both Knuckles and her daughter were escorted out of the locker room. The Westport Middle School student suffered minor injuries.

Police say the incident stemmed from ongoing problems between the two middle school basketball teams that began in January. Knuckles was particularly angry, police say, over a Facebook post made by the Westport Middle School student about her daughter.

Knuckles was served a criminal summons on Feb. 15. She is expected to appear in court to face charges of third and fourth degree assault.

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