Buford City Schools Superintendent Geye Hamby Resigns Amid Lawsuit Claiming Racial Discrimination

Buford City Schools Superintendent Geye Hamby sub­mit­ted his res­ig­na­tion Friday — just days after audio sur­faced of what is believed to be him going on a racist rant.

Hamby, who has held the posi­tion of super­in­ten­dent since 2006, was recent­ly sued by for­mer para­pro­fes­sion­al edu­ca­tor Mary Ingram for alleged race dis­crim­i­na­tion and retal­i­a­tion after she was fired “with­out any jus­ti­fi­ca­tion,” the law­suit says.

Please accept this let­ter as my res­ig­na­tion as Superintendent of Buford City Schools,” Hamby wrote in a let­ter addressed to the Board of Education and obtained by the Daily Post. “My sin­cere apolo­gies for any actions that may have cre­at­ed adver­si­ty for this com­mu­ni­ty and the Buford School District.”

Included in the law­suit is a web link to two audio record­ings, in which a man said to be Hamby makes deroga­to­ry com­ments about black con­struc­tion work­ers, refer­ring to them by the n‑word and say­ing that he would “kill these (exple­tive).”

Hamby was placed on admin­is­tra­tive leave by the school board on Wednesday and lat­er resigned, attor­ney Gregory Jay con­firmed to the Daily Post. Story first appeared here(https://​www​.gwin​nettdai​ly​post​.com/​l​o​c​a​l​/​b​u​f​o​r​d​-​c​i​t​y​-​s​c​h​o​o​l​s​-​s​u​p​e​r​i​n​t​e​n​d​e​n​t​-​g​e​y​e​-​h​a​m​b​y​-​r​e​s​i​g​n​s​-​a​m​i​d​-​l​a​w​s​u​i​t​-​c​l​a​i​m​i​n​g​/​a​r​t​i​c​l​e​_​f​8​9​e​a​2​8​a​-​1​615 – 5bdc-88c1-c8b787c26227.html)