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Ex-Lindenhurst gymnastics coach sues district to get job back

About one year after a power struggle lost a Lindenhurst gymnastics coach her job, a lawsuit could force the school district to reverse course. Marissa Wharry says she was fired after she didn't let

News 12 Staff

Feb 6, 2007, 3:31 AM

Updated 6,367 days ago

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About one year after a power struggle lost a Lindenhurst gymnastics coach her job, a lawsuit could force the school district to reverse course.
Marissa Wharry says she was fired after she didn't let a student compete in a match because the student missed practice. She says the superintendent demanded the student be allowed to compete, but the coach would not break her policy. According to Wharry, she has never broken her 24-year-old rule of practicing in order to compete. A judge recently ruled Wharry has a "viable claim," a decision that permits her lawsuit against the school district to take the next step.
The Lindenhurst superintendent released a statement saying the district disagrees with the ruling and plans to fight it in court. Even if the school offers Wharry her old post, she says it would be a difficult decision.


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