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WESTON, Conn. (AP) _ Parents in a wealthy Connecticut suburb are rallying around a high school basketball coach who resigned after school officials confronted him about his acting role in a film some describe as vulgar and sexually explicit.

Weston High boys basketball coach Mike Hvizdo  resigned Feb. 6 after meeting with school officials, who had received an email informing them about the decade-old, nine-minute movie titled “Forbidden Fruit.”

Dozens of people including team members packed a school board meeting earlier this week urging officials to reinstate Hvizdo.

Hvizdo and his supporters say there’s no nudity or pornography in the movie. But school officials say the movie is sexually explicit, vulgar, depicts sex acts and hinders Hvizdo’s ability to be a role model.

Officials say they won’t be rehiring Hvizdo

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. )

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