Teacher files federal suit over alleged racial discrimination in only year at Syosset school
A Syosset school teacher says she was racially discriminated against and forced to resign after just a few months on the job.
Alexis Robinson says she was "bullied" and "harassed" during her first year teaching second grade at the Robbins Lane School in Syosset.
Robinson says she was forced to resign in June of 2020 and has now filed a federal civil rights lawsuit.
"I was the only African American teacher in the district and I was treated so differently from my coworkers ... this behavior was unacceptable, it's damaging and sometimes people don't learn unless they're kind of forced," says Robinson.
Attorneys for the Syosset School District have now filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, which was initially filed in May. The district did not offer any comments on the suit.