Shen teacher says district tried to fire her for being gay

October 17, 2018 12:16 PM

CLIFTON PARK - A high school teacher at the Shenendehowa School District says the district tried to fire her because she's lesbian. The school says that's not true.

Tammy Crump has filed a notice of claim against the district. She says when teaching students, she has referenced her relationship with her same-sex spouse and has sometimes talked about her family.

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According to Crump's attorney, the school district has been fine with other people talking about their family life, but look to fire Crump for doing the same.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the district said the following:

"The District has not and would not take any action against someone based on their sexual preference or exercise of free speech. In fact, the district takes tremendous pride in fostering a school environment that is free of bullying, harassment, discrimination and acts of bigotry. The statements in the Notice of Claim are false and without merit."

MORE INFORMATION: Shen notice of claim


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