By: KDKA-TV News Staff
MONROEVILLE, Pa. (KDKA) — A board member of Gateway School District has resigned after a controversial text led to a woman alleging racial discrimination and filing a federal lawsuit.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: The Weekend Starts Cool And Cloudy
In the lawsuit, Korie Morton-Rozier accuses school board member Paul Caliari and Gateway of not hiring her for the athletic director position because her husband is Black.'COVID-Arm:' Pfizer And Moderna Vaccines Causing Less Serious But More Common Side Effects
Caliari specifically is accused of referencing Morton-Rozier and her husband in a text message that allegedly read: “Didn’t she start dating the darkies?” according to the lawsuit.
The school district confirmed Caliari’s resignation, which they accepted on Thursday.MORE NEWS: At Least 9 Killed, Several Injured In Shooting At FedEx Facility In Indianapolis
“Board members definitely understand the serious nature and concerns resulting from Mr. Caliari’s text; however, they are adhering to the advice of our solicitor in not commenting publicly,” the school district wrote in a letter to Gateway families on Thursday.