Geye Hamby, former superintendent of Buford City School System in Georgia, is accused of irrational and volatile behavior, according to a new legal filing, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Thursday.
The filing originated in from the pretrial deposition of former Buford High School Principal Banks Bitterman.
“He’d lose his temper in a heartbeat and yell, ‘I’m going to kill that (expletive),’” Bitterman said. “I’m going to kill this. I’m going to kill, kill, kill. I’m going to (expletive) that person, (expletive) this person.”
Hamby resigned after he was caught-on-tape with a racist rant against black construction workers.
“F*ck that n****r. I’ll kill these – shoot that (expletive) if they let me,” he reportedly said.
The filing was made in a racial discrimination suit by Mary Ingram. One of her attorneys, Ed Buckley, explained the importance of the past comments to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“In discrimination cases, evidence of expressions of racial bias and evidence of other instances of race discrimination are relevant and admissible,” he said. “That Mr. Hamby harbored a racial bias — comments about other blacks and use of the n-word — we think that is highly probative.”
Hamby was paid $308,000 a year prior to his resignation.
(Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Geye Hamby was the superintendent of Gwinnett County Public Schools.)