Buford City Schools Superintendent Geye Hamby resigns amid lawsuit claiming racial discrimination

Geye Hamby

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 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.

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