Three teachers have filed a lawsuit against the Bridge Street Middle School principal, the Ohio County Schools superintendent and assistant superintendent.
The lawsuit claims Principal Joe Kolb sexually harassed and verbally abused them that the superintendent and assistant superintendent were repeatedly made aware of it, but failed to protect the three women from harassment and a hostile work environment.
According to the lawsuit, Kolb tried to enter the women’s restroom when they were in there.
It also says Kolb used vulgar sexual language, and that he later targeted them with screams and threats, after they reported his behavior to the board.
The threats and targeting continued, according to the lawsuit.
The teachers are asking for unspecified damages. One has taken a leave of absence, another transferred to another school and the third is actively seeking employment elsewhere.