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Tue. 4:41pm: Ex-Warren school worker sues over firing

February 12, 2013
Tribune Chronicle |

WARREN - A city school employee accused of carrying a concealed weapon has sued district officials claiming they denied her due process by acting too quickly to terminate her.

Honeya D'Jarres Woodgett Price, 41, of Perkinswood Boulevard S.E., filed the complaint against the Warren City School Board of Education on Monday. The school board moved to terminate her during a special meeting Jan. 31 about two weeks after Warren police arrested her during a traffic stop.

Price's attorney, Martin Hume, said the school district did not follow proper procedure by denying his client a formal hearing and that she was fired before her case was resolved in court.

"The main thing is that they rushed to judgment and discharged her without giving her a hearing," Hume said today.

The lawsuit claims the school district has a mandatory legal duty to reinstate her as a school/family liaison.

Hume said he filed separate litigation in an effort to determine whether Price has a right to hearing before a civil service commission.



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