Lawsuit Alleges Sally Atwater Shoved a Special Needs Child

Sally Atwater, the widow of legendary political strategist Lee Atwater, is not honoring his memory well in her bid to be South Carolina’s Superintendent of Education: a lawsuit has emerged alleging that as a teacher, Atwater routinely harassed, physically assaulted, and psychologically tormented a special needs child.

The 13-page civil lawsuit, which was filed on June 18th, claims that between 2013 and 2014, a special needs child identified as “BO” was assigned to Atwater’s classroom, where she routinely subjected him to “malicious and demeaning comments” about his disability, allowed her subordinate to forcefully handle BO and other special needs students, and once told the students that when they grew up, they were going to be “thugs, gang members, or end up in jail” in front of school administrators.

In addition, the lawsuit claims that Atwater herself once shoved BO for going after candy spilled from a pinata. Yes — allegedly, Atwater stole candy from children.

This news comes on the heels of her disastrous interview with a local conservative radio host, in which she could not articulate South Carolina’s current sex ed curriculum.

Read the rest of the lawsuit below:

Sally Atwater Lawsuit

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