Case Filed Against East Ramapo School District

Trials are set to begin this week for a case filed by former chemistry teacher Mushtaq Ahmad against the East Ramapo School District and Mt. Vernon School District. Ahmad was fired from East Ramapo seven years ago and later from Mt. Vernon and is claiming that the reasoning behind both was discrimination against his race, religion, and ethnicity. He is seeking 10 million dollars in damages, stating that he was fired within five months from both districts, for reasons beyond his teaching skills. According to his claim, Ahmad overheard teachers in East Ramapo saying that he could not be trusted in the school because he was born in Pakistan and is Muslim, despite being a U.S. citizen since 1996. In a letter sent to Ahmad by the district it was stated that the reasoning behind his firing was, “Unprofessional behavior, insubordination to a supervisor, and did not get along with colleagues.” Ahmad will be representing himself in Federal Court in White Plains this week.

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