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Petition calls for reinstatement of fired football coach

Posted at 3:08 PM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 15:08:47-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Students, and members of the community continue to rally behind a football coach who was dismissed from South Fort Myers High over a sex scandal which reportedly involved some members of the team.

Varsity coach Anthony Dixon, who also worked as a security guard, was fired by the district earlier this week.

Assistant coach Nathan O'Jibway was also removed but will keep his job as a PE teacher.

Since then, the hashtag #DixonIsSouth has circulated on social media, and a petition on Change.org calling for Dixon's reinstatement has gained well over 1700 signatures.  It's gained more than 300 signatures since just Thursday.