A Georgia schools superintendent accused of using the N-word eight times and saying he wanted to kill black construction workers has been placed on administrative leave.
Superintendent Geye Hamby was placed on leave by the Buford City School District Tuesday, following the allegations that emerged as part of a federal racial discrimination lawsuit, the Atlanta Journal Constitutionreported.
‘The [school] board anticipates further action on this matter at a specially called meeting in the next several days,’ the school system said in a statement.
‘The district will continue to focus on the mission of empowering our students to reach their full potential.’
The lawsuit brought by Mary Ingram, 66, alleged racial discrimination against both Hamby and the school districr, related to her being fired in 2017.
Hamby told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution by email that he’d been instructed by counsel ‘not to comment’, saying only that ‘this is a personnel and legal matter pertaining to a disgruntled employee’.
School board attorney Walt Britt says the recordings’ authenticity hasn’t been determined.