SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A lesbian teacher has filed suit against Hesperia Unified School District for unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation because of her sexual orientation.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in San Bernardino County Superior Court on behalf of Julia Frost who taught as a probationary English teacher at Sultana High from August 2011 until May 2013.
The suit alleges that administrators created a hostile environment for Frost and students who were homosexual, singling them out for harassment, and investigated Frost for "teaching homosexuality." After helping a student print out a complaint form for a teacher who told a student to "take the gay headband off" in class, Frost says her teaching contract wasn't renewed.
The district said in a statement Frost was "legitimately and appropriately dismissed," and taking legal action for personal gain.