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Lawyer: Administrators Should Be Fired for Removing LGBTQ Artwork

A lawyer for the parents and teacher of an Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School fifth-grader whose pro-LGBTQ artwork was removed from a classroom has called for the principal and vice principal to be fired.

Jeffrey A. Jackson, an Athens lawyer, posted a letter on his Facebook page Monday outlining his client’s version of events and a list of demands.

Among them: both a public and private apology from vice principal Sandra Scott, who allegedly compared the rainbow flag drawing labeled “Gay is OK” to a Nazi flag, and principal Bipul Singh; a mural designed by the student and painted by an artist chosen by Athens Pride inside the school building; sensitivity training; policy changes; a commendation for the teacher and for both administrators to be terminated.

Jeffrey A. Jackson via Facebook
Jeffrey A. Jackson via Facebook

Clarke County School District spokesperson Beth Moore said that CCSD would issue a statement on Tuesday.

This post has been updated to correct Jackson’s city of residence.