Black Sacramento Vice Principal Sues School District Over Years Of Racial Harassment

Elysse Versher says she has been harassed by parents and students.

Elysse Versher, the former vice principal at West Campus High School, is seeking action after making claims that she has endured racial harassment with little to no action from the Sacramento City Unified School District. Vershers has now filed a federal lawsuit.

In the lawsuit, Versher states that after a colleague used a derogatory phrase when referring to the school’s Black student union, the district did not take action. She also said a parent slashed her car tire that same year and, in October 2020, a group of white students used racial slurs on a video conference.

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According to the Sacramento Bee, Versher’s lawsuit read, “This seriously disturbed the African-American students and made them hurt, upset, and terrified for their safety and well being as African-American students at West Campus. It also seriously disputed the learning environment in violation of well-established campus rules and regulations.”

Ten people are named in the lawsuit,including West Campus High School Principal John McMeekin. A spokesperson for the school district said they had not yet received a lawsuit and declined to comment.

Elysse Versher resigned from West Campus High School last week.

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