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Teacher Claims He Was Fired Over Incident With Legendary Peekskill Coach

The Peekskill High School campus.
The Peekskill High School campus. Photo Credit: Youth Voices Center

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. — Former Peekskill High School boys basketball assistant and physical education teacher Anthony Jackson is suing the district and the state's Education Department after being fired, according to a report on

Court papers obtained by show that Jackson alleges he was unfairly fired after a January 2014 incident with longtime boys basketball coach Lou Panzanaro, who recently retired after 31 years at the school.

The two men had to be separated by faculty after a post-practice argument regarding Panzanaro's policy of not letting students play in games after missing practice, according to the report.

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