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Georgia teacher insults student: ‘You are the dumbest girl I’ve ever met’

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Posted at 9:35 PM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-09 21:35:23-05

Greensboro,Ga.-  A Georgia student says she was publicly embarrassed after being insulted by her teacher in class.

Shaniaya Hunter, a junior at Green County High School, says that she is not the only one who has been insulted, but will be the one to say enough is enough.

The incident happened in December.

Hunter was recording a lesson on a school-issued iPad when she says the teacher said things about her she'll never forget. She says she was trying to catch up and get ahead of a test when the teacher called her "dumb."

"It really hurt me inside," said Hunter, her voice wavering.

When asked if Greene County Schools has disciplined the teacher, they said federal and state law place substantial limits on what a school district can publicly say.

Hunter says she does not want to face the teacher again.

"This is about a school system that is failing our children and allowing these acts to go on," said Christie Lockhart, Shaniaya Hunter's Aunt.

Ben Windham took on the case pro bono after Hunter's mom approached the school district and was unsatisfied with the response.

"The man does not need to be teaching young children. It's not a gray area. End of story," Windham said.