DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - A teachers union from Atlanta is protesting the Dougherty County School System, demanding a principal be fired.
The Metro Association of Classroom Educators stood outside the school administration building late Thursday afternoon with signs saying, 'Dr. David Hamilton must go'.
A teacher at the alternative school, who is a member of the union, accused Hamilton of using a racial slur and talking down to her.
School officials said they don't believe Hamilton used the slur. They said that the teacher is upset after being disciplined recently.
"A principal think that he's going to talk down to this teacher and use a racial slur according to what she's telling me. We're not going to have it," said M.A.C.E. CEO Norreese Haynes.
"We have no reason to believe that he ever used a racial slur," explained DCSS Spokesman J.D. Sumner.
School officials said that the teacher was reprimanded for being late, absent or leaving early far too often.
They haven't given her name, but said she's missed more than 50 days of school so far this year.
The union representatives said that they plan to bring the issue to the school board's attention at their next meeting.