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Former Ontario High School football coach sues district

A former Ontario High School football coach is suing the school district asserting his constitutional rights were violated. (Enterprise/File)

ONTARIO – The former football coach for Ontario High School is suing the Ontario School District, asserting he was wrongfully terminated and his constitutional rights were violated.

The complaint, filed by Tony Cade, with the U.S. District Court in Pendleton, doesn’t seek a specific amount for the claims, but instead seeks damages “in an amount to be proven at trial.”

Cade claims in his lawsuit “that the district violated his constitutional right by depriving him of his due process rights, making his other teaching position untenable, and created a hostile work environment that ultimately forced his involuntary resignation.”

Cade was hired by the school district as football coach and teacher in June 2019 but . . .