The lawsuit against Hamby, filed by a former school system employee, included a recording of the expletive-filled tirade, during which a man identified as the superintendent uses the n-word several times to refer to a black construction worker who had angered him.
“(Expletive) that (n-word). I’ll kill these (expletive) – shoot that (expletive) if they let me,” the person identified as Hamby can be heard saying.
Hamby was initially placed on leave following The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s report on the lawsuit, which accused him of race discrimination. The AJC reported his resignation about an hour before the alleged threat was called into Buford City Schools.