GREENSBORO, Georgia - A Georgia high school girl is speaking out after she says her teacher insulted her in front of the entire class.
Shaniaya Hunter has an eye condition that forces her to occasionally miss school. She says she was trying to catch up ahead of a test when the teacher called her "dumb." Hunter recorded the exchange she said happened in December.
Hunter was recording a lesson on a school-issued ipad when she says the teacher said things about her she'll never forget.
Hunter had her mom and aunt y her side during the interview at her attorney's officer in Greensboro. Ben Windham took on the case pro bono after Hunter's mom approached the school district and was unsatisfied with the response.
"The man does not need to be teaching young children. It's not a gray area. End of story," Windham said.
When Greene County schools was asked if it took action to discipline the teacher they responded, saying in part: "Federal and state law place substantial limits on what a school district can publicly say."
"This is about a school system that is failing our children and allowing these acts to go on," Christie Lockhart, Hunter's aunt said.
Hunter said the worst part was when the teacher drew attention to her vision problems. The junior said she's not the only one the educator criticizes, she's just the only one coming forward and she does not want to have to face him again.
"I don't think it's ok. I don't think he should be here," Hunter said.
Hunter’s mother, Cathy Wright said they plan to fight. "We're gonna fight. We're gonna keep fighting until it's over. It's not over yet," she said.