Martinez attorney writes to district, says violated contract and law

In a scathing letter to the Washoe County School District, ousted Superintendent Pedro Martinez's attorney accuses officials of breaching his contract and breaking the law.

Bill Petersen said he is "seeking equitable relief and damages for the wrongful termination of his employment as Superintendent of the Washoe County School District and related claims."

The letter, posted here, asks the district to preserve relevant documents, including texts and emails, which can be a prelude to a lawsuit.

This is going to be extraordinarily ugly.

The district today asserted Martinez was only placed on administrative leave with pay. He says that officials terminated his contract and pressured him to take a buyout.