Prince George's County Schools defends principal accused of harassing staff
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — The Prince George's County school board will go to court to defend a high school principal against allegations that she bullied and belittled her teachers and staff.
Former Largo High School employees have alleged Principal Angelique Simpson-Marcus routinely made inappropriate comments to teachers and staff.
The allegations have resulted in multiple lawsuits. Last month a jury awarded former English teacher, Jon Everhart, $350,000 after he filed a discrimination lawsuit accusing Simpson-Marcus of telling other staff not to associate with him because he is white.
Former employees filed a joint lawsuit in 2010. Among the allegations was that Simpson-Marcus would call secretaries by names including "hood rat" and "chicken head." She is also accused of discriminating against employees based on race.
Simpson-Marcus has denied the allegations.