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Ontario cites ‘bullying’ behavior to dismiss former football coach

Former Ontario High School football coach Tony Cade was forced to resign by school officials late last month but remains with the school district as a social studies teacher. (The Enterprise/File).

ONTARIO – The coach of the Ontario High School football team was forced to resign part way through the season because of what district officials said was intimidating and retaliatory behavior towards some athletes, according to a document obtained by the Malheur Enterprise.

Tony Cade, hired last June to take over the Ontario program, turned in his resignation on Sept. 25 but retained his job as a social studies teacher at the high school.

Ontario School District officials had announced his resignation but declined to provide any explanation. Last week, they released a five-page letter dated Oct. 2 that recounted an investigation into Cade’s conduct that . . .