Shaniaya Hunter is an eleventh grade student in Greensboro, GA. Due to an eye condition, she occasionally misses school. While trying to catch up prior to a test, Hunter says her teacher verbally abused her.
After asking a question, the teacher became annoyed with the teen. On a school issued ipad, Hunter recorded the unidentified administrator saying, “I have been around 37 years, and clearly, you are the dumbest girl I have ever met.”
He went on to say, “You know what your purpose is going to be? To have sex and have children you ain’t never gonna be smart.”
Despite having what many would believe to be sufficient evidence for the teacher to be terminated or reprimanded, the school district has yet to discipline the administrator. In a statement to the media, Greene County schools commented, “Federal and state law place substantial limits on what a school district can publicly say.”
Attorney Ben Windham has since taken on the case pro bono after Hunter’s mother, Cathy Wright was underwhelmed with the school’s lack of urgency in looking into the situation.
“The man does not need to be teaching young children. It’s not a gray area. End of story,” Windham said.
Hunter shared that this teacher frequently speaks to his students in such a disrespectful tone but she’s the only one that’s been brave enough to come forth. “I don’t think it’s ok. I don’t think he should be here,” said the teen.
“We’re gonna fight. We’re gonna keep fighting until it’s over. It’s not over yet,” added Wright.