Two more Cirrus Academy teachers sue charter school

Women file lawsuit against Cirrus Academy

Two more former Cirrus Academy teachers have sued the school, arguing that they were victims of discrimination and harassment.

Ginger Snow and Susan Campbell filed their federal lawsuit Wednesday at the U.S. District Court in Macon.

They are white and say most of the new charter school's staff was black.

Both were on staff when Cirrus Academy opened its doors last August.

Both Snow and Campbell say they started receiving racially-charged texts in November and December.

The texts allegedly called them "white bitches," "crackers," "Hitler lovers," "white Nazis," and more.

They also said Cirrus would be an "all black school" once "we get the whites out," the lawsuit said.


The texts were anonymous, but some included pictures of Snow and Campbell at work at Cirrus, they say.

Snow and Campbell say they reported the harassment to school officials, but they took no action.

The pair said they were told to stop complaining and "just do your job."

Campbell says she lost a promised pay raise after she complained, and both women say school staff took their personal possessions from classrooms and destroyed them.

Campbell and Snow are asking the federal court to award them damages.

Last month, a third teacher, Diane Humble, filed a whistleblower lawsuit arguing that she was punished for complaining about the lack of services for special-needs students at Cirrus.

Humble, who is white, also argued that she suffered racial harassment.

On Thursday, employees at the school says Cirrus officials could not comment on the lawsuits and referred questions to their lawyer, A.J. "Buddy" Welch.

Welch released a statement Thursday afternoon that reads:

“It is the Academy’s position that Ms. Campbell and Ms. Snow do not have legally enforceable claims against the Academy.  We look forward to defending these matters on behalf of the Academy.  It is the policy of the Academy not to comment any further concerning pending litigation.”

No trial date has been set in either case.

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