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“Justice was served,” “I do feel as though I have been vindicated.”


Jon Everhart alleged in his lawsuit against the Prince George’s County school board that a principal forced him out of his job because of his race.


Everhart, 65, speaking by phone from Ohio after the verdict in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, said he faced years of racial harassment from the Largo High School (external - login to view) principal, who he said repeatedly told staffers and students that she planned to fire him.


“She called me ‘poor white trash’ and ‘white b----,’ ” Everhart said of the principal, Angelique Simpson-Marcus, who leads the 1,100-student school in Upper Marlboro. “Her behavior was so outlandish.”



Simpson-Marcus said in an interview that the allegations are baseless. She declined to comment on the reason for Everhart’s termination, but she said the complaints of ill treatment and retaliation were “unfounded.”


“I never said any of those things,” she said. “I don’t use that kind of language.”


Max Pugh, a spokesman for the Prince George’s County school system, said he could not comment on the case because the litigation is ongoing; the school system has 30 days to respond to the judge’s order and could file an appeal.


Everhart sued in 2010 after he was fired, and he was one of several Largo High School employees who made allegations of harassment (external - login to view). Some who filed lawsuits (external - login to view)said they were mistreated for vocally supporting Everhart.




White teacher wins $350,000 in Prince George‚€™s schools bias lawsuit - The Washington Post (external - login to view)